Genetically modified tomatoes contain more Vitamin D

Scientists have found a way to edit the genetic makeup of tomatoes to become a robust…

Blueberry farmers face delays in their returns as global prices of the fruit decrease

South Africa’s 2021/22 blueberry crop was up 60% from that of the previous season, totaling just…

Dragon fruit industry stabilising amid growth

Dragon fruit production is gaining ground in South Africa as farmers get to grips with production…

Cyber security: global food supply chain at risk from malicious hackers

Modern “smart” farm machinery is vulnerable to malicious hackers, leaving global supply chains exposed to risk,…

Angola sets its sights on the global coffee market

Angolan coffee is a brew long coveted by aficionados around the world. In the 1970s, around…

Cotton: the ideal crop for reducing carbon emissions and poverty

Hennie Bruwer (HB): Ironically, we are currently seeing, and will continue to see, an increase in…

Water rights litigation creates uncertainty for SA farmers

The recent Constitutional Court decision on the transferability and trading of water rights will create uncertainty…

Congo, Rwanda sign agricultural land concession agreement

The Republic of Congo and Rwanda have signed two memorandums of understanding and a concession agreement…

Lack of rail transport squeezes fertilizer prices

According to industry experts, South Africa’s fertiliser prices are the third-highest in the world, with one…

Indonesia hikes palm oil export levy to maximum $375 per tonne

Indonesia has significantly raised its maximum palm oil export levy, a new government regulation showed on…