Agriculture Trends 2021

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PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040

PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

15 minutes ago

Liquor Traders Formation requests urgent meeting with Ramaphosa

The Liquor Traders Formation has requested an urgent meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa to discuss ending the third alcohol sales ban currently in place...

1 hour ago

Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils

Researchers have unearthed a 'biological switch' which could boost crop yield worldwide...

By Malcolm Bennett, Bipin Pandey and Sacha Mooney 6 hours ago

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programmes and funding.

By Trevor Gareth Jones 3 days ago

Stop Rift Valley fever in its tracks

It goes without saying that Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a serious disease. All livestock owners must vaccinate their animals as the virus does not necessarily discriminate as to which species are affected...

3 days ago

Land reform: Importance of exploring, understanding various models to fast-track pace in 2021

The Vumelana Advisory Fund believes the various models on how land reform can be administered should be explored and adapted to the programme as SA plans to fast-track its pace...

14 Jan 2021

WorldFish, LVFO strengthen research ties boosting aquatic food availability in East Africa

The new agreement marks a step towards competitive, gender-equitable, and sustainable commercial aquaculture and fisheries management in the Lake Victoria Basin, bordered by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda...

13 Jan 2021

Alcohol industry seeks deferment of excise duties until sales ban lifts

The South African government's decision to extend the alcohol ban has led the alcohol industry to apply for a deferment of the payment of excise tax payments until the ban is lifted...

12 Jan 2021

Tridge report looks at an eventful year for agri industry

The report includes information on the impact of Covid-19 on various agri markets...

By Ursula Human 12 Jan 2021

Extended alcohol ban pushes craft brewers to the brink of closure

The third ban on alcohol sales has had a devastating impact on the craft brewing industry...

8 Jan 2021

Buy local 'Home Sweet Home' campaign launched in Gauteng

The SA Canegrowers' Association has announced the arrival of its 'Home Sweet Home' campaign in Gauteng. The campaign, launched in KwaZulu Natal last month, encourages South Africans to buy local sugar products in order to help safeguard the one million livelihoods the industry supports...

8 Jan 2021

TWK Agri Insurance - Achieving sustainable growth, together

TWK Agri's insurance division was established in 1978 to provide support services to clients. With more than 200 years of combined experience, clients can rest assured that their assets will be in good hands...

Issued by TWK Agri Insurance 8 Jan 2021

Reducing the chemical footprint of your pest control methods

All environments are faced with the need to manage alien and indigenous insects and animals. This is especially the case when these insects and animals become structural, environmental and/or public health issues...

Issued by SMARTSENZ® IPM 8 Jan 2021

SAB to challenge third alcohol ban in court

SAB supports measured alcohol restrictions, but will approach the courts on the constitutionality of the 3rd alcohol ban, which came into effect when South Africa moved to an adjusted Level 3 lockdown...

7 Jan 2021

Global food prices rise for the 7th month in a row

World food prices rose for the seventh consecutive month in December, led by dairy products and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reported...

7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Wine in the wake of corona

From Covid-19 to an economic downturn, so much of our energy was spent just getting through each day. For many of us in the wine industry, this became a lot harder when a ban on alcohol sales was implemented in late March. Join us as we take a moment to reflect on what was and the lessons we can take into the new year...

By Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 7 Jan 2021

Finding space for both wind farms and eagles in South Africa

Energy generation around the world is shifting towards renewable sources in response to the climate emergency. The aim is that future energy will be clean, green and sustainable...

By Megan Murgatroyd & Arjun Amar 7 Jan 2021

How AI is helping African farmers in the fight against locust upsurge

A free tool that will help farmers and pastoralists across Africa to predict and control locust behaviour has been launched. Kuzi is an AI-powered tool that generates a real-time heatmap of locusts across Africa...

7 Jan 2021

Call for entries for the 2021 SA Dairy Championships

The closing date for entries is 1 February 2021...

7 Jan 2021

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