Exports of white and yellow maize increase

13 November 2017 – White maize exports for the 2017/2018 marketing year are projected at 860,000 tonnes, which represents an increase of 46.40% compared to the 587,423 tonnes of the previous marketing year. Yellow maize exports are projected at 1,330 million tonnes, which represents a significant increase of 203.04% compared to the 438,879 tonnes of the previous marketing year. Read more…


Wheat Breeding Platform launched to improve wheat production, yields

7 November 2017 – The WBP draws on expertise from the private and public sectors with the development of new seed varieties that can withstand South Africa’s harsh environmental conditions while boosting yields as its end goal. Read more…


OVERVIEW GLOBAL BLUEBERRY MARKET

20 October 2017 – Thanks to the early end of the European season, South Africa was able to increase its exports to the continent. Read more…


Researchers work on drought-tolerant maize for Africa

10 October 2017 – In Zimbabwe, researchers say they are breeding maize that is drought and heat resistant as part of efforts to fight hunger across Africa, where maize is a staple food. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

7 October 2017 – OVERVIEW GLOBAL POMEGRANATE MARKET. Read more…


Could macadamia nuts be the dark horse in SA agriculture?

26 September 2017 – The demand for suitable land for macadamia nuts production has increased sharply, with orders almost two years ahead at nurseries for plant supplies. Read more…


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…