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Lemons add a silver lining to SA citrus season

Lemons are the only silver lining to a season in which other citrus products from South Africa have had a hard time of it...

SA blueberry season comes early

The South African blueberry season seems early this year, but as an industry expert points out: “It’s not unusually early, compared to last year,...

SA avocado season surpasses early estimates

The avocado season is doing better than what farmers expected this year. An avocado extension officer says: “They underestimated the volumes by about 30%....

Fast start to SA lemon season

High daytime temperatures in Citrusdal, Western Cape have been broken by a few days of rain, lifting spirits and lowering temperatures needed for colouring,...

 SA gets taste for Sharon fruit

After a series of successful market promotions, the South African Sharon fruit is gaining traction in the domestic market. However, both local and international...

Smaller but better 2018 wine grape harvest expected

Distell’s head winemaker, Niël Groenewald said the 2018 wine grape harvest, some two weeks later than in previous years, had delivered healthy, good quality...

Key challenges for Kenya to reduce post-harvest losses

This article was originally published on The Conversation.com. Click here to read the full article. The Kenyan government last December announced its “big four” development...

Difficult SA stone fruit season ends

South Africa’s stone fruit growers are meeting this week to take stock of a season which has been severely taxing. It is clear that...

Harvest season for olives begins in SA

For the olive industry, the harvest is about to begin, and one cannot help but wonder what flavours the 2018 fruit will have locked...

Senegal to produce 150 000 tons of potatoes in 2018

This year, Senegal expects to produce 150 000 tons of potatoes and should enable the country to meet its local demand and also increase...