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Fuel price reprieve, a positive development as 2022/23 agriculture season is about to begin

By Paul Makube, Senior Agricultural Economist at FNB Agri-Business Following the upswing in fuel prices which reached a recording high during July 2022, the Department of Minerals and Energy announced that domestic fuel...

First in-store vertical farm launched

PICK n Pay has become the first South African retailer to launch in-store “vertical farms” to show customers a sustainable and locally-grown modern farming solution.  The vertical farms will grow various...

New online service offers farm fresh produce delivered by the farmer

It doesn’t get fresher than this – a new online platform called FarmDirectSA launched on October 1 and promises to bring you the best produce directly from the farmer to your table. Owner, Jaco...

Optimising storage and logistics for fresh produce

Most senior executives in the fresh produce industry will admit that levels of wastage are not what they should be. Very few can boast that the amount of produce discarded on...


Two SAB plants get R5.8 billion upgrades

The R5.8 billion investment commitment made by South African Breweries (SAB) has been utilised to increase capacity at two of its plants. The company said...


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