South African plan to save Western Cape bee population

6 June 2018 – Currently, the Department of Agriculture is working with bee associations in the Western Cape, releasing a new strategy aimed at ensuring the sustainability of the province’s bee population. Read more…


Nampo 2018: South African agriculture is live and well

29 May 2018 – Despite the uncertainties currently facing South African producers, Nampo 2018 saw a new record in attendance figures, with positive feedback from exhibitors. Read more…


Agri SA releases first consolidated report on transformation in agriculture

2 May 2018 – Agri SA released its 2018 Transformation Report at the annual Agri SA Commodity and Corporate Chambers Conference – the first consolidated report on transformation within agriculture. Read more…


Breaking new ground: Investigating and prosecuting land grabbing as an international crime

15 March 2018 – Since 2000, governments, financial investors, and national and transnational corporate actors have been involved in land deals covering over 38.9 million hectares of land in developing countries – an area greater in size than Germany. Conservative estimates suggest that over 12 million people have lost their incomes as a result of the recent land rush – more than a third of the number of people internally displaced due to conflict and a quarter of the number of migrations induced by natural hazards in 2012. Read more…


China, voracious buyer of foreign agricultural land

1 March 2018 – Chinese investment in agriculture abroad has soared to at least $94 billion since 2010, with almost half of that invested in the past two years, according to statistics from US-based think tanks, the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation. Private and state-owned Chinese enterprises have made investments covering nine million hectares (22 million acres) in developing countries as of 2012. But in recent years, attention has shifted to Australia, the United States and Europe. Read more…


Top 10 Agri research projects for 2018

20 February 2018 – A list of ten interesting and important agricultural research projects. Read more…