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Wine tourism: Border regulations create uncertainty

The list of countries that are currently on the red, high-risk list includes South Africa's top international markets such as the USA, the UK, the Netherlands and France. At the same time, South Africa is a high-risk destination for low- to medium-risk countries, which impacts their ability to visit the country...

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Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in Africa

While many farmers still rely on traditional techniques to coax a living from the land, there are opportunities to use cutting-edge technology to drive Africa towards a food-secure future...

By Amrote Abdella 1 day ago

Positive growth from SA's agriculture sector despite economic crisis

In the midst of an unprecedented economic and health crisis one sector in our economy has outshone the rest. The agricultural sector expanded by almost 28% in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2019 and 15.1% in the second quarter.

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Dust in the atmosphere is a sign of trouble in South Africa's maize fields

Soil loss in South Africa can have a negative impact on air quality and food security...

By Frank Eckardt 2 days ago

Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards honours SA's top producers

During an informal presentation held at Grand Roche in Paarl - in lieu of the usual annual awards ceremony - 21 trophies were handed out, together with three special Grand Prix awards...

3 days ago

Mining and agriculture: Could repurposed farmland help create jobs at scale?

As mining activities wind down in many areas across South Africa, it's important not to lose sight of the opportunities that rehabilitated mining areas can bring...

By Mongezi Veti 3 days ago

Why a Zimbabwean farming project failed: Lessons for rural innovation

Rural communities are dynamic and complex. Imposing innovations that don't speak to the needs of these communities will inhibit rural development...

By Eness Paidamoyo Mutsvangwa-Sammie 3 days ago

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Taking emerging commercial farmers seriously - the battle royale of growing food value chains

This year's Africa Brand Summit event, which took place between 5 and 8 October as a hybrid event, saw CEO of Green Terrace, Mbali Nwoko, share her thoughts around food value chains and what key challenges emerging commercial farmers are facing...

By Robin Fredericks 16 Oct 2020

#ConsciousLiving: SA whisky maker works towards a sustainable future for liquor

The James Sedgwick Distillery, home to Three Ships Whisky and Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, is being globally recognised for making sustainability an integral part of its business practice...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Oct 2020

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