Business

A billion-dollar bet for Zimbabwe’s green exports

Last year Zimbabwe emerged as a major player in the global production of horticulture produce, despite faltering in other agriculture sectors. For years Zimbabwe has staked its agricu...

20 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

Budget Review 2024: Navigating uncertainty in challenging times

Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana will deliver the 2024 Budget Review to Parliament next week as the South African economy faces a gloomy economic outlook. The economy is still recove...

16 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

Small-town investment in Heidelberg drives high-tech efficiencies at South Africa’...

Eskort, South Africa’s leading pork manufacturer, has expanded its Gauteng production capacity by 50% with a factory extension officially launched in mid-February. The 10,000m² devel...

16 Feb 2024 · 3 min read

Agriculture funding in Africa is ripe for innovation

by Roux Wildenboer, Sector Head: Agriculture at Absa CIB and Simon Kinuthia, Head: Agribusiness at Absa Bank Kenya    How does the bank which funds the largest number of agriculture...

6 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

Go solar in Zambia with VenYou Zambia

CIDRZ Limited, trading as VenYou Zambia, was founded in 2017 and has experienced significant growth and continues to do so at a rapid pace. VenYou Zambia operates four business lines: so...

19 Dec 2023 · 2 min read

Armoured Mobility’s bulletproof vehicles transform farm security

There is a growing concern in our farming sector that farm-related murders, kidnappings, and attacks are on the rise. The 2022 farm murder report, which was released by AfriForum earlier...

17 Dec 2023 · 3 min read

Your fishing and 4×4 adventure in Angola awaits!

Was this year too long and exhausting? Are you looking for a getaway in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of society? If you love nature and the outdoors, then Yona Safari’s is t...

30 Nov 2023 · 3 min read

Enhance Cellular Connectivity on your farm with Bolton Technical

Many farmers in South Africa, situated in remote areas, encounter challenges related to sluggish internet speeds and inadequate cellular phone coverage. This issue often stems from their...

23 Nov 2023 · 3 min read

The year that was for agriculture and what to expect in 2024

The year 2023 has, in many ways, been a year of consolidation and recovery, particularly for exports. And while there has been some easing of input costs, many challenges and elevated ri...

16 Nov 2023 · 4 min read

Trademore Petroleum

Founded in 1997 by a group of visionary traders and the esteemed dr Barney Hurwitz, Trademore emerged as a leader in the petroleum industry. Today, the company continues to thrive under ...

6 Nov 2023 · 2 min read

Wood-Mizer leaps forward in the DRC

Wood-Mizer is the sawmill brand of choice for sawmillers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Wood-Mizer’s association with the DRC goes back to 1987 when the first Wood-Mizer...

19 Oct 2023 · 6 min read

BSi Steel explains the danger of using low quality steel

Using high quality steel when building steel structures not only ensures the longevity of your structure, it also ensures your safety. For BSi Steel, it is important that clients underst...

16 Oct 2023 · 2 min read

Fuel-efficient FAW trucks produce additional fleet savings for Rubtrans Logistics

Fleet and transport operators are under massive pressure to contain operating costs as much as possible to offset the steadily increasing price of diesel fuel. FAW Trucks is, and always ...

6 Oct 2023 · < 1 min read

Mahindra Alberton invites farmers: Come and see our family cars

There’s good news for all drivers in South Africa! Mahindra also provides passenger vehicles for households. Mahindra's line of pickups have proven themselves thoroughly on farms and e...

21 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

Proagri Media proudly driven by Mahindra Alberton | Mahindra Scorpio N

With the new Scorpio-N, tackling rugged terrain will be a breeze. The 4x4 has options for high-range, low-range as well as diff-lock. The 2,2 turbo diesel engine produces 128 kW power at...

8 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

Novatek Animal Feeds: Feeding for Prosperity

The company produces a large variety of scientifically formulated feeds and custom mixes for all feed types, including pet food. With two production facilities located in the capital cit...

5 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

ESSE Clearing: For all your import and export needs in Zambia

“ESSE Clearing was started on Zambia’s Southern borders in 2003 covering imports and exports from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Over the years the company has expande...

25 Aug 2023 · 2 min read

71-ha Grazing farm between Newcastle and Volksrust on auction

Grazing is important for any livestock or game farmer. Whether you are looking to expand your current farming operation by adding another property, moving to a new district or starting a...

15 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

John Deere is your key to success at NAMPO 2023

John Deere Financial had a successful NAMPO 2023 in Bothaville, South Africa. Here they showed once again that they are putting the farmer's business first.  "Business is doing reall...

9 Jun 2023 · < 1 min read

John Deere Financial enables efficiency

Since John Deere Financial understands that every operation is unique, we strive to provide customised financing solutions to help meet your specific needs. We offer a wide range of serv...

11 May 2023 · 3 min read

African agribusiness companies can still grow Part 5: How to establish an agribusi...

Agriculturally Africa still has much potential for growth. A vast amount of land is still underutilised. Its use depends on the climate, the nature of the soil, land topography, availabi...

13 Apr 2023 · 5 min read

Local wheat production to benefit from new deal: Spear Capital invests in Greenwav...

The war in Ukraine brought an important reality to our eyes: that there was previously far too much reliance by many countries on the importation of food products, in particular wheat, f...

3 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Tata International and John Deere offer financing solutions for your needs

Tata International collaborates with partners to offer financial solutions to facilitate our customers’ requirements, comprising the right equipment with integrated equipment purchasin...

28 Mar 2023 · 2 min read

John Deere End of Year Function 2022 celebrates another year of success

John Deere had a grand closing function at the end of 2022. Proagrimedia attended the grand event. Several divisions across the greater John Deere Africa Middle East were honoured dur...

16 Feb 2023 · < 1 min read

African agribusinesses can still grow: Part 2

Growth of African agribusinesses cannot be modelled around business strategies utilised by firms in first world countries (FWC). Economic policing characteristics such as interest rates,...

3 Feb 2023 · 5 min read

African agribusiness companies can still grow – Part 3

Factors affecting agribusinesses cannot be looked at from one perspective, especially for Africa. Each Sub-Saharan region is facing unique challenges in its environmental, socio-politica...

3 Feb 2023 · 5 min read

Power cuts cripple homes, businesses hard in Zimbabwe

Electricity outages have escalated in Zimbabwe, with the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) citing vandalism of its infrastructure, but experts say power generation is being cr...

9 Jan 2023 · 7 min read

Bonus for farmers: Revaro Agri in cooperation with AgriBonus, offers more to farmers

AgriBonus (AB) is the first loyalty programme specifically designed to reward farmers for the loyalty they show towards certain brands. The AgriBonus loyalty programme Farmers are rewa...

19 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Nedbank partners with the automotive industry to drive competitiveness amid turbul...

The South African automotive industry, which generates around 18,7% of domestic manufacturing output, plays a significant role in our country’s economy, with a GDP contribution compara...

12 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Revaro Agri is looking for new dealers

Rugged equipment that serves the farmer faithfully and meets strict safety requirements - this is what Revaro provides. Revaro's people believe in satisfying farmers' needs by providing ...

10 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

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

Stay safe with HJN Training

Security and safety are very important factors in any business. HJN Training is a tertiary training company that trains people in security and safety in the private sector. The com...

9 Sep 2022 · 4 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

Who is Crown National?

Superior products and equipment for the meat and food industry. The roots of Crown National can be traced back to 1912 when a company called Newtown Tin Works was founded in the bustl...

27 Jun 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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