#BestofBiz 2020: Agriculture

15 December 2020. We’ve compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity’s Agriculture, Horticulture & Forestry site over the past year below. Read more…


1% of farms operate 70% of world’s farmland

27 November 2020. Since the 1980s, researchers found control over the land has become far more concentrated both directly through ownership and indirectly through contract farming, which results in more destructive monocultures and fewer carefully tended smallholdings. Read more…


Farmers no longer require approval for self-generation facilities of above 1MW

17 November 2020. Agri SA has welcomed the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy’s approval for the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) to proceed and process licence applications for self-generation facilities of above 1MW. Read more…


Western Cape agri shows resilience despite Covid-19

3 November 2020. Western Cape minister of agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, announced that the Provincial Economic Review and Outlook (PERO) and Municipal Economic Review and Outlook (MERO) have been tabled. These outlooks highlight the agricultural sector’s competitive advantage. The PERO and MERO draw insights from data and evidence-based research into the agricultural sector in the Western Cape. Read more…


Positive growth from SA’s agriculture sector despite economic crisis

27 October 2020. In the midst of an unprecedented economic and health crisis one sector in our economy has outshone the rest. The agricultural sector expanded by almost 28% in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2019 and 15.1% in the second quarter. Read more…


Namibia expects above average table grape crop

19 October 2020. The Namibian Grape Growers Association (NGGA) has just completed its forecast for the 2020/21 season. The crop estimate for export table grapes is 7.4 million 4.5kg equivalent cartons, from week 43 to week 2. Read more…


Feeding the world sustainably

19 October 2020. Green technologies, biotech advances, and artificial intelligence could help tame agricultural emissions and waste, while safeguarding ocean resources. Read more…


FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems

29 September 2020. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has unveiled its new Green Cities Initiative and Action Plan to help transform agri-food systems, end hunger and improve nutrition in and around the cities in a post Covid-19 era. Read more…


Africa has a growing food security problem: why it can’t be fixed without proper data

1 September 2020. But the overall effectiveness of commodity exchanges has been limited in countries in Southern and East Africa. With some exceptions, they have not been widely used, meaning that small producers have not had good access to reliable pricing information. Read more…


Finding the key to agricultural growth in SA

11 August 2020. One of the big questions that has occupied South African agricultural economists over the past decade has been how to foster inclusive growth in the sector. Read more…