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4IR tech is a game-changer in recycling and reforestation

SPONSORED | The next UJ Cloudebate will discuss the huge impact of drones and tracing technology on climate change efforts

Westfalia upbeat about avocado growth opportunities

The world’s largest avocado grower has farms in Southern Africa, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru and the US

Tongaat pins hopes on turnaround whiz

Piers Marsden will have broad powers to manage and fix the lopsided capital structure Tongaat’s turnaround hopes

African nations step up support for small farmers, says Omnia

Aid agencies warn that farmers could reduce planting of staple grains as prices of fertiliser soar

Food producers do a U-turn on palm oil amid shortages

UK supermarket chains say the Russia-Ukraine war has throttled supplies of sunflower alternative

Global fertiliser stockpiles swell putting pressure on warehouses, shipping

Farmers stopped buying when prices shot up, but they have dropped now

Magister ‘not opposed’ to sweetening deal for sour Tongaat minorities

Some investors opposed to a takeover bid have urged Tongaat Hulett to consider approaching banks to convert its debt to equity or to sell assets

CSIR’s surveillance tech a giant leap to curbing poaching

SPONSORED | Upgrades to the Meerkat Wide Area Surveillance System can protect critical infrastructure, and provide border, maritime and rural surveillance

Fishing giant Oceana reports a turbulent half-year

Board says interim CEO Neville Brink will take on the position permanently

More heavy weather for Oceana after PwC jumps ship

Fishing group cites ‘strained relations’ after auditor quits days before release of interim results

Quantum Foods declares dividend as it faces multiple challenges

Headline earnings fell by more than a third as input costs and general economic pressures on consumers increased

Sea Harvest completes R780m buyout of Australian fishing group MG Kailis

Acquisition includes vessels, licences and fishing rights and further reduces the group’s reliance on local fishing grounds

Tongaat chair Louis von Zeuner resigns

Von Zeuner, appointed in 2019, will remain on the board until the end of June, and will be replaced be lead independent director David Noko

Kaap Agri forecasts record fruit harvest to spur growth

The company expects a leg up from a bumper apple, pear and citrus crop

Kaap Agri expects bump in profits

The company’s share price gained the most in two weeks on Tuesday — up 4.14% to R45.05

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