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    The South African deciduous fruit industry presented its awards for outstanding performance in agriculture at the 44th annual gala evening held in Somerset West at the Lord Charles Hotel on September 13 2019. Deciduous fruit includes apples, pears, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums and prunes, cherries, table grapes and dried grapes – grown mainly in the ...
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    The City of Ekurhuleni has released 56 farms valued at R120m to local smallholder and subsistence farmers to improve food security, increase tax and revenue, expand food export and attract new investment to the city. The city said it is steaming ahead with its rapid land release programme, an initiative which will also enhance the ...
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    Evans Akumu Nyaoro, a cage fish farmer in the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria, has been relying on fish production for his livelihood farming for the past three years. But it has not been rosy for the 30-year old father of a girl. “We have been confronted with problems such as fish theft, record and ...
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    The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) has recorded a 46 point marginal improvement to in the third quarter. The survey, which was conducted between 30 August and 10 September 2019, shows that despite the small uptick, a level below the neutral 50-point mark implies that agribusinesses are still downbeat about business conditions in South Africa, ...
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    SPACE 2019 took place from 10 to 13 September at the Rennes Exhibition Centre, in France. This thirty-third edition was a great success and boasted a cheerful and positive atmosphere. All the participants came in “project mode” to partake in the four days of “Planet Livestock”. This was a sign of the relatively stable economic ...
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    Zimbabwe agreed to buy 150,000 tons of South African maize after a tender five times that size failed, leaving the country short of grain as the number of people without adequate food rises, according to people familiar with the situation. The grain is being supplied by Export Trading Group, said the people, who asked not ...
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    EXXARO Resources is to buy 100% control of its renewable energy play Cennergi from India’s Tata Power Company for R1.55bn as it seeks to build on its “presence in the energy sector”, the group announced today. Cennergi operates two wind farms in the Eastern Cape – the 134MW Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm situated near Cookhouse and ...
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    The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) recently concluded a two-week long trade promotion tour of Nigeria and China aimed at improving trade between the Eastern Cape and these two fast-growing economies. In the last week of August, ECDC together with its Western Cape trade and investment counterpart Wesgro, took 12 companies on a trade tour ...
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    Drought-stricken Kenyan livestock farmers are set to receive US $2.88m from the government under the Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme (KLIP). As such, a cumulative total of 15, 000 households will benefit from this payout that will be paid immediately and would help the farmers to get feeds for their livestock. Principal Secretary (PS) for Agriculture Livestock, ...
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    Agri Technovation has launched its MyFarmWeb Mobile app to help navigate South African producers into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. MyFarmWeb, developed in partnership with Laeveld Agrochem, Vodacom and Mezzanine, is a cloud-based web platform that allows a producer to capture agricultural information, from the soil to the market, into a system that aggregates and calibrates ...