Why it pays to link products to places – and how African countries can do it

24 February 2021. Around the world, people commonly associate certain foods and products with particular geographical areas. These products are known for characteristics like aroma, flavour, and the traditional knowledge systems used to make them. Legal and agricultural scholars speak of these characteristics as terroir. Read more…


Safeguarding the well-being of SA’s agricultural workers

23 February 2021. Agriculture played a major role in softening the economic blow of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, but the businesses throughout the entire agricultural value chain will have to take care of workers proactively to ensure that the industry takes it rightful place as an indispensable partner in the rebuilding of the country. Read more…


South African grapes: “It’s not a vintage year”

22 February 2021. There’s just not been strong demand from any market in the Far East for table grapes, traders say, and in China they’re hoping the many containers of Chilean cherries that went unsold before Chinese New Year will have been absorbed by the end of February. Read more…


OVERVIEW GLOBAL PEAR MARKET

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South African farmer organisations opposed to new minimum wage

18 February 2021. Major agriculture bodies in South Africa are concerned about the new R21,69/hour national minimum wage for farmworkers, which will come into effect on 1 March. Read more…


South Africa and alcohol – what happens next?

18 February 2021.By Michael Fridjhon. Read more…


UK retailers show support for South African stone fruit industry

17 February 2021. Hortgro, South Africa’s deciduous fruit grower organisation, has partnered with UK retailers to drive sales and highlight the USPs and health benefits of their stone fruit. Read more…