Agriculture

SA may revisit land and agrarian policy due to climate change

The presidential panel on land reform had made recommendations of which the Cabinet endorsed and supported 60, rejected nine and noted three. The challenges of climate change “may merit the development of a new agrarian reform vision” for South Africa, Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza said[…]

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Let them eat the city, say the urban farmers of Paris

Parisian mushrooms are reclaiming their space in the dark spaces under the City of Light. “When cars arrived in Paris in the 1930s they pushed out “champignons de Paris” (known in English as button mushrooms),” explains Jean-Noel Gertz, CEO of Cycloponics, the start-up that has transformed an abandoned car park into[…]

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SA hatches new plan to strengthen poultry industry 

What has been described by some as a “groundbreaking” plan and a breakthrough in barriers to national economic progress is the poultry industry’s new master plan which is expected to come into effect immediately. The plan is aiming to revolutionise the agricultural industry of South Africa while strengthening the economy[…]

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Plans for Halaal agri-processing food park in WC

The Western Cape provincial government is planning to set up a Halaal agri-processing food park which could see the province becoming a major supplier to North African and Middle Eastern countries, where around 20% of the world’s Muslim population reside. The fast growing global Halaal market is worth $2.3 trillion.[…]

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