FOOD MARKETS – the goose laying the golden egg for the benefit of few. Time for change!

South Africa has a globally competitive agribusiness sector and a highly developed value chain with well-established economic institutions and techniques.  The country is also lauded the world over as a pioneer with regard coordination of commercial exchange of...
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Expropriation of Land without Compensation a win for the fresh produce industry

A fresh produce market is a place where both the buyer and the seller come together and negotiate the price of fresh produce. Once agreed on a price, then a transaction can take place. The seller (farmer), is represented by a market agent (salesman). Most farmers and...
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Why developing countries should boost the ways of small-scale farming

Industrial agriculture – farming that involves the intensive production of livestock, poultry, fish and crops – is one of the most environmentally destructive forms of land use. It depends on mechanisation and on inputs like synthetic fertiliser and harmful pesticides...
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Survey shows a majority of South Africans support land reform

Unequal access to land in South Africa continues to prevent citizens from enjoying human dignity, rights and security. The ongoing debates and recent public hearings about land reform policy in the country are therefore crucial from a justice and development...
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Omnia pays R30 million settlement over a collusion case

Following a lengthy Competition Tribunal case, Omnia Fertilizer Limited has finally agreed to pay R30m administrative fine for contravening the Competition Act. Omnia has also agreed to withdraw its review application, on this matter, currently before the Competition...
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AFASA gives Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus plan a nod

The African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Economic Stimulus and Recovery Plan. The organization said the plan rightfully puts agriculture at the centre of the country’s new path of growth, employment, and...
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AFGRI acquires Bank of Athens

GroCapital Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of AFGRI Investment Services, announced that it has obtained all regulatory approvals for the acquisition of the South African Bank of Athens Limited (SABA). The company announced in March 2017 that it had acquired the...
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ANC and AFASA share same views on expropriation without compensation

The African National Congress (ANC) and the African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) have agreed to form a task team to implement outcomes of their recent dialogue on land expropriation without compensation. The meeting was held in Kempton Park and was...
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HORTGRO takes smallholder farmers up the commercial ladder

Over the past two decades, HORTGRO has been playing a pivotal role in the transformation of the stone and pome fruit industry. In 2007, the association along with the Western Cape Department of Agriculture initiated the tree (or “boompie”) project which resulted in...
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Spearheading transformation in the grain and oilseeds industries

The Grain Farmer Development Association (GFADA) is an initiative that grew out of the Grain Value Chain Network. It was initially an informal network of grain producers and agribusinesses in the extended value chain, which met together since 2005 to create an...
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Omnia pays R30 million settlement over a collusion case

Following a lengthy Competition Tribunal case, Omnia Fertilizer Limited has finally agreed to pay R30m administrative fine for contravening the Competition Act. Omnia has also agreed to withdraw its review application, on this matter, currently before the Competition...

read more

AFASA gives Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus plan a nod

The African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Economic Stimulus and Recovery Plan. The organization said the plan rightfully puts agriculture at the centre of the country’s new path of growth, employment, and...

read more

AFGRI acquires Bank of Athens

GroCapital Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of AFGRI Investment Services, announced that it has obtained all regulatory approvals for the acquisition of the South African Bank of Athens Limited (SABA). The company announced in March 2017 that it had acquired the...

read more

HORTGRO takes smallholder farmers up the commercial ladder

Over the past two decades, HORTGRO has been playing a pivotal role in the transformation of the stone and pome fruit industry. In 2007, the association along with the Western Cape Department of Agriculture initiated the tree (or “boompie”) project which resulted in...

read more

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