South African Wine & Food Tourism Conference Celebrates Country’s Top Performers

19 September 2019. Nine of South Africa’s top wine and food tourism providers were named honourees in the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Conference Awards at the close of this year’s Wine and Food Tourism Conference near Stellenbosch on 18 September 2019. They were presented with their trophies by Blacky Komani, chairperson of the Tourism […]

5 Wineries Using Cutting-Edge Technologies

19 September 2019. From robots and drones in the vineyard, to sophisticated new blockchain and cryptocurrency offerings, wineries are taking dramatic steps to update the level of cutting-edge technology they deploy in order to make higher-quality wines and boost overall profitability. In some cases, this embrace of technology has been driven by external factors – […]

South African Agri sector set to underperform 2019/20

18 September 2019. The Agricultural Business Council (Agbiz) confidence index released yesterday rose to 46 in the third quarter, after easing to 44 in the second quarter, still at a level below the neutral 50-point mark, which implies that agribusinesses have a bleak view of business conditions in South Africa. Read more…

Seed potato growers meet in Cape Town

18 September 2019. The bi-annual Potatoes South Africa Seed Potato Growers’ Forum is meeting in Cape Town at the moment, discussing how the industry can adapt and benefit from the changes that technology and the challenges that a changing environment bring. Read more…

Agri-Expo Media Release

18 September 2019. A unique farm experience for the whole family at the Groot Plaasproe  Roosterkoek, craft beer, skaapstertjies, wine, Wagyu burgers … all these delicacies and more await visitors to the “Groot Plaasproe” on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October 2019 on Sandringham Farm outside Stellenbosch. This award-winning farm experience, presented for the third […]

The Complete Guide to Phylloxera

18 September 2019. Phylloxera is famous as the pest that destroyed vast areas of European vineyard in the 19th Century, almost wiping out some of the world’s greatest wine regions. It has now reared its head again.Read more…

AI, changing the future of Africa’s food security

17 September 2019. According to GeoFarm South Africa, farms in the United States are 27% more productive than South African farms compared across the same area, moisture levels and soil types. While, superficially, this is because farms in the United States are more mechanised, a closer examination of what these agricultural machines are doing shows […]