Navigating the Turbulence of Tariffs

19 February 2020.  Tariffs have dominated headlines since March 2018, when the U.S. first announced the beginning of a series of tariffs affecting several industries, sectors and countries. Since then, “on again off again” signals have besieged the marketplace, leaving many businesses to contend with rising prices and a sense of whiplash.  Read more…


Government to regulate commercial use of hemp products

18 February 2020. Government will this year open up and regulate the commercial use of hemp products, providing opportunities for small-scale farmers. Read more…


A look at sustainable farming trends in South Africa

18 February 2020. According to the conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), South Africa will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 in order to feed an estimated population of 73 million people. The implementation of sustainable farming practices is therefore crucial to ensure food security. Read more…


SA agri industry players join forces to support new era of farmers

18 February 2020. Kagiso Trust, AFGRI Agri Services and Potatoes South Africa (PSA) have signed an agreement to address challenges faced by South Africa’s new era of farmers. The agreement will provide sustainable solutions for farmers access to technical support, access to finance and access to markets. Read more…


Agri-Food Tech & Innovation Summit

17 February 2020. 24-25 March 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more…


South Africa postpones promotional campaign in China due to coronavirus

13 February 2020. The promotional campaign for South African grapes, initially planned at wholesale markets in Guangzhou and Shanghai next month, has been postponed to next season due to the Corona virus, and feedback from the market in China, says Clayton Swart, communications manager at South African Table Grape Industry. Read more…