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07 February

Blueberry industry is the fastest-growing horticultural industry in South Africa During their monthly Beanstalk.Global broadcasts, PMA Southern Africa and a panel of experts discuss key aspects of various types of fresh produce grown in South Africa and look into ways of expanding existing markets and entering new ones. The focus of November 2021’s broadcast fell […]

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25 January

Worldwide Pandemic Can’t Stop Irrigation Project by Grethe Bestbier, Agrico   All turnkey irrigation projects bring about their own challenges. A turnkey project executed during a global pandemic, even more so. An ongoing Agrico project located on Panda farm in Nigeria was initiated during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. From inaccessible roads and large electricity bills […]

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21 January

African Development Bank approves $150 million to support agriculture value-chain development in Africa African Development Bank Group has approved a $150 million (about K122 billion) facility to ETC Group Limited to address the company’s working capital requirements and support its food production expansion plans across 10 countries in Africa, in a boost for smallholder farmers. […]

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10 January

Food Security Top of the Agenda for Winning African Startups at GSA Regional Finals   After scouting all 55 African Union member states across 12 categories, the 60 Regional Winners in the Global Startup Awards (GSA) Africa  – the first and only continent-wide Sustainable Development Goal-aligned tech innovation competition – have been announced at the […]

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24 December

Latest Newsletter: No.57 (12/2021)     “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11)       I would like to use this opportunity to thank you all our partners, friends and […]

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14 December

Duratec® and Basacote® Fertilizers Are The Most Efficient Fertilizers In The World COMPO EXPERT has proven once again that using their enhanced efficiency fertilizers, are not only good for the environment (with less leaching and resulting pollution), but also increases yield and assist farmers to be more sustainable. Following is some results obtained using their […]

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09 December

Opening of the 2021 Madagascan Lychee Campaign The 2021 Madagascan lychee campaign officially began on November 17 with the start of the first harvests. Announced under the same auspices as 2020, the campaign promises to be qualitative with beautifully crafted fruit and expected volumes. The lychees have indeed benefited from good climatic conditions – rainfall and adapted […]

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07 December

Hydroponic Strawberries Where Sugarcane Used to Grow by Neta Isralls, Vegtech Netafim   “There has been an increase in greenhouse projects in the last few years due to efforts to tackle food and water security. Greenhouses are a large part of the solution to these global problems,” says Neta Isralls, engineering manager at Vegtech Netafim […]

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12 November

Fabrinox Supports Local Agricultural Innovation Agriculture is one of the oldest human undertakings and has come a long way since stone tools and ox-powered machinery. Automation is the name of the game on the modern farm – and is on the increase – allowing farmers and agri-processors to standardize operations and utilize costly manpower in […]

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11 November

Young Farmer of the Year uses Farm Costing Solutions to Manage Labour Expenses   Alexander Gibson of Doornkraal Agri Alexander Gibson of Doornkraal Agri – an apple and pear grower in the Witzenberg Valley – was named Agri Western Cape and Santam Agriculture’s Young Farmer of the Year in May. The judges commended Gibson’s strong […]

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