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Managing agricultural loans

Obtaining a loan for an agricultural project is one of the best things that can happen for a farmer who needs financing. Without funds, nothing moves on a farm. Over 30% of loans taken b...

21 Sep 2022 · 4 min read

Maximum harvest is not maximum profit

Dr Gawie du Toit's fertilization experiment with maize in collaboration with Ermelo High School and TLU SA, has proven once again that the pursuit of maximum harvest must be tempered wit...

9 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

CdP Auctioneering Services: At your service for game and stock auctions

CdP Auctioneering Services offers a wide range of services. Whether it's industrial, commercial or residential real estate, repossessions, redundancies or refined collectables, he’s so...

6 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

At the helm of the tobacco industry

The pioneers of commercial tobacco production, The British South Africa Company, could not have fathomed that what seemingly began as a production option to growing food crops and raisin...

17 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

Game, Set and Match: Growing Women – From the Ground Up

It’s Women’s Month in South Africa, a time to focus on the incomparable role that women shoulder in our society and country as caregivers, businesswomen, volunteers, friends, and fam...

4 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

Businesses applaud government for heeding chicken tariff concerns

The food industry has welcomed government’s decision to suspend anti-dumping duties on bone-in chicken for 12 months to alleviate supply shortages and rising food costs. However, of...

4 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

Tiger Brands to extend operations at deciduous fruit business Langeberg & Ash...

Tiger Brands will extend operations at its deciduous fruit business Langeberg & Ashton Foods (L&AF) for a further season. The decision was taken after a compact was agreed upon w...

13 Jul 2022 · 3 min read

New politically motivated EU regulations could see R654 million of SA citrus destr...

In June, the European Union’s (EU)  Standing Committee on Plant, Animal, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) published drastic, and arguably misinformed, new regulations requiring the cold treatm...

13 Jul 2022 · 4 min read

Zambian Kwacha Now Stronger Than The South African Rand

The Zambian Kwacha has gained value in recent months and is now stronger than the South African Rand and other currencies in the southern African region. The Zambian Kwacha has contin...

13 Jul 2022 · 2 min read

How technology is driving farmer profits in the right direction

Agriculture is currently one of the most dynamic sectors to conduct business in. The expected economic growth rate coupled with the growth of the middle class in Sub-Saharan Africa, and ...

22 Jun 2022 · 4 min read

Soyabeans exports – is Zambia open for business or not?

The Union and other stakeholders are on record favouring export of surplus production as per statement issued earlier where 100,000MT was established to be surplus and unanimously agreed...

17 Jun 2022 · 3 min read

Markets for small holder farmers

In the agriculture sector, there are a few achievements that can be done on your own. Success requires an aggregated proactive approach from individuals, companies, governments and non-g...

17 Jun 2022 · 4 min read

Making engineering insurance accessible for SMEs

At King Price, we work very closely with our broker partners because we believe that they play a critical role when it comes to advising clients on their specialised commercial insurance...

15 Jun 2022 · 3 min read

Mastercard and Ecobank Group partner to digitize agricultural value chains in Afri...

Mastercard and Ecobank Group have partnered to connect millions of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to Mastercard’s Farm Pass – a digital platform that makes it safer and ea...

14 Jun 2022 · 4 min read

Diversify your family business to insulate it from risks

Many well-established family agribusinesses find ways to generate new streams of income independent of the core business. Despite the longevity or success of the family business, the inh...

8 Jun 2022 · 8 min read

The ins and outs of legal water use by the RSA farmer

“DAM” is a short word but to BUILD it is something else, the wise old men used to say. But nowadays not only dam construction is complicated – it is also the negotiations to obtain...

8 Jun 2022 · 6 min read

DP World Maputo opens new trade opportunities for South African commodity importers

DP World Maputo, has developed and implemented a new and unique supply chain solution that provides Southern African importers of fertilizer, and other similar commodities, an effective ...

8 Jun 2022 · 2 min read

SA consultancy reboots multinational contributor to food security in Africa

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. - UN, Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger South Africa’s analytical data str...

31 May 2022 · 4 min read

Farm financing

Financing of a farming enterprise is such a critical aspect of overall farm management that it cannot be less than a subdivision of financial management. The distress call from farmers i...

13 May 2022 · 7 min read

Everything you wanted to know about: Farm record keeping

Record keeping must be regarded as a means to reach a certain goal, or else it will be a waste of valuable time. Records can be defined as systematic collection and registering of all...

13 May 2022 · 7 min read

Why should you insure your business?

According to Louan van Rooyen, Head of Actuarial at Business OUTsurance, the answer to this is not as simple as you may think. “People who understand the concept of insurance, will ...

13 May 2022 · 4 min read

Agri4all.com: All your agricultural needs on one convenient site

The world has changed, and the agricultural sector is no exception. Farmers had to quickly adapt to the strange circumstances that dominated 2020. Shows, auctions and expos that were nor...

13 May 2022 · 3 min read

Farm smarter, not harder: The importance of strategic planning in farm management

Farmers will need to produce enough food to feed nine billion people by 2050, while battling increasingly difficult growing environments due to climate change and being resilient to our ...

13 May 2022 · 4 min read

Africa’s Agricultural Growth Forecast

Africa with its current population of approximately 1 ,39 billion people is expected to double by the year 2050 to about 2.5 billion. This translates the need to spur on potential growth...

13 May 2022 · 5 min read

How to take care of your farm: Best practices and solutions

Running a farm takes dedication and skill. Even with agricultural experience, farming can be a challenging pursuit. However, even if you’re new to the occupation, you can develop the...

11 May 2022 · 13 min read

Farmers: Understand your business risks

Farmers face various uncertainties that can put their agribusinesses at risk if they are not well prepared. Every day, you make decisions that impact on your farming operations, but you ...

11 May 2022 · 4 min read
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