Drones deliver improved outcomes for South African macadamia

19 September 2017 – Farming for tomorrow is becoming increasingly sophisticated, especially in the ever growing macadamia nut industry. Read more…


South Africa: Bell pepper prices recover

31 August 2017 –  Vegetable production in a precarious economic environment compels some Limpopo farmers to enter the fruit sector. Read more…


“No tomato farmers are making money”

24 August 2017 – Vegetable farmers struggle with low prices and the economic downturn; Western Cape vegetable sector could shrink due to drought. Read more…


South Africa: Warm winter and low demand lead to vegetable oversupply

14 August 2017 – Across the country there is an oversupply of most vegetables, a product of the warm winter as well as depressed buying power on the part of South African consumers. Read more…


Overview Global Table Grape Market

11 August 2017 – Since India exported more and for longer to Europe, Israeli and Egyptian exporters were in trouble, as they had to cope with a larger volume. To make matters worse for Egyptian exporters, there was also an early start of the season in Spain and Italy, which resulted in grapes being sold at dump prices. Spanish and Italian growers are dealing with a difficult market, but there is still optimism. (more…)


South Africa Raises Forecast for Record 2017 Corn Harvest

28 July 2017 – Growers will probably reap 15.97 million metric tons of corn in the 2017 season. That’s more than double the 7.78 million tons produced a year earlier when the worst drought since records began more than a century ago reduced the harvest to a nine-year low. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

13 July 2017 – South African Macadamia forecast up 570 tonnes. READ