SA Agri industry reacts to latest crime statistics

4 August 2020. Read more…


South African farmers lose billions each year due to theft

6 July 2020. In South Africa, the scope of theft of agricultural products such as maize, fruit and livestock is exceedingly difficult to quantify, but the fact is that such crimes have a profound impact on farmers’ sustainability and profitability. It also means they are forced to spend vast sums on security measures. Read more…


Southern African Agri Initiative

13 November 2019. New campaign should pressure UN to act on crime against farmers. Read more…


South Africa: Crime biggest threat to agriculture, after drought

8 June 2018 – Agricultural industry body AgriSA wrote in their Farm Safety Report for June this year that currently, crime is the biggest threat to sustainable agriculture in South Africa -apart from drought- and it is contributing to farmers leaving the industry. Read more…


Listeriosis outbreak shines a light on food safety in SA

30 January 2018 – The current spike in the incidences of listeriosis, the disease which is transmitted to people through contaminated food and has already led to the known deaths of more than 80 people, serves as a stark reminder of the importance of having the means to timely identify and act on food safety threats. Read more…


Research showed a controversial insecticide can harm bees

11 July 2017 – The humble honeybee and other pollinating bees and butterflies are all vital parts of the global food chain. Without them honey, strawberries, apples, pears or even a cold pint of cider just would not exist. READ…