South Africa

Western Cape agriculture set to lose billions

By Jeandre van der Walt. 1 March 2018. This story was originally posted in Farmer’s Weekly. The Western Cape’s agricultural sector is set to lose an estimated R5,9 billion in the 2017/2018 season due to prevailing drought conditions across the province. This is according to a recent policy brief report by the Bureau for Food and

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African Farming Must Plot Its Own Course

By Wandile Sihlobo, 01 FEBRUARY 2018. This aritcle was orignally posted on BusinessDay. Last week, I came across an interesting article by US agricultural economist Jayson Lusk, highlighting the disruptive trends in food and agriculture. Lusk identified six key trends on the horizon, the two most notable being blockchain the technology that facilitates bitcoin trades

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