Africa well positioned to feed the world

The full agricultural value chain plays a significant role in the economy, but there is vastly more potentia

Transformation poster child goes to the wall

Court papers paint a picture of failed transformation

Viking behind temporary slowdown in Sea Harvest’s profit trawl

Sea Harvest estimates a marginal rise in headline earnings for the six months ended June

Tongaat shareholders reject pay policy

Shareholders accuse agribusiness of not aligning their interests with those of the group’s executives

Sky-high straw prices hit European livestock and dairy farmers

Thousands of pounds in extra costs predicted even for small herds

Oceana sets sights on offshore acquisitions

Newly appointed CEO Imraan Soomra says the group is on the lookout for aquaculture operations

Expropriation will not undermine agricultural and food security, says minister

Senzeni Zokwana says the department will roll out support programmes and train beneficiaries 'so that we don’t undermine agricultural production'

Oceana Group confirms Imraan Soomra in CEO role

Company veteran Trevor Giles has been named interim finance chief, in a reshuffle necessitated by Francois Kuttel’s surprise resignation earlier this year

US farm subsidies worth $12bn start in September amid trade war

US farmers are increasingly anxious that they will be shut out of important markets in Asia

Wine farmers stay positive despite many producers in the red

Many producers are quitting, but Vinpro takes heart from market signals

Western Cape agriculture adds up the cost of the continuing drought

Thousands of jobs and billions of rand have been lost as farmers try to manage yield against water use and security, but innovative projects are helping

Hybrid agriculture company pushes out JSE listing

Newly formed agricultural giant Acorn Agri & Food postpones its listing as it tweaks its portfolio

Oceana builds plants for desalination

Oceana has reduced water consumption by 30%-40% at its factories

NWK shifts focus back to maize business

CBH CEO Marthinus Stander says he is excited about the acquisition, which is not expected to lead to job losses

SA soya beans to escape US-China trade spat

China is the largest consumer of soya beans, while the trade war has primarily benefited Brazil

Land debate a tactic to offset EFF and ANC radicals, says BMI Research

In its outlook for SA’s agriculture sector, BMI says the call for expropriation of land without compensation is also about catering to black voters in the 2019 ...

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