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ORIGINAL ARTICLE : https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9141239/fantastic-avocado-export-year-as-end-nears-for-south-african-season/ The main volumes of South African avocados are winding down as a couple of growers in Limpopo are clearing out their Edranol and Lamb Hass orchards, along with a bit of Gem, while from KwaZulu-Natal the export season will end in around two weeks’ time. “The export season was fantastic as product…
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Macadamia production in the northern areas of South Africa is expanding, with the country leading the world in exports ORIGINAL ARTICLE : http://www.fruitnet.com/eurofruit/article/179616/south-africa-tops-macadamia-league South African macadamia production is increasing rapidly and the country is now the leading world exporter. This has led to the establishment of a producer organisation as a separate independent entity outside Subtrop,…
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Red Sun Hortitech director, Mark Hassenkamp says as macadamia trees can take anything between four to seven years to reach optimal yields, his advice to farmers is to plant a well-balanced spread of cultivars based on the assessment of region and farm specific analysis to guarantee the investment is hedged for future demand. “It’s not…
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We support the incredible work being done by Recruitagri. They expose graduates, who already have a diploma or degree in agriculture, to theoretical classes backed-up by a practical learning experience, resulting in employable graduates. The work they do in terms of equipping graduates with skills and knowledge to succeed in the workplace is instrumental in…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE : https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-09-18-for-farming-and-farmers-to-prosper-we-need-new-models-of-co-operative-agriculture/  When considering strategies to develop farming sustainability, it is doubtful that the notion of ‘profit above all’ will work over the long term. The sector requires strategies that shift towards broader community inclusion and social value creation. According to the recently launched Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy’s BFAP Baseline Agricultural Outlook…
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Red Sun Hortitech’s Guacamole Recipe   INGREDIENTS 2 ripe avocados A pinch or two of salt and a dash of black pepper A squeeze of lemon juice ½ a red onion finally diced 1 ripe tomato chopped (remove the seed and pulp) A few drops of balsamic vinegar to taste *If you are feeling a…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE : https://www.agtag.co.za/category/14/post/23071 The International Nut Council Congress (INC), recently hosted in Florida in the United States, once more highlighted confidence in the macadamia sector. Green Farms Nut Company (GFNC) attended the event. Over 1 300 industry leading delegates from over 60 countries from all aspects of the nut industry attended the event. Macadamia supply…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE : https://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/742/192514.html According to a 2019 report from the European Union titled Opportunities for South African emerging farmers in the European sustainable market, even with a 4% global market footprint, South Africa is still punching far below the growing avocado demand, which has seen a steep increase in international market prices. Image Supplied. Against…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM : https://www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2019/05/30/south-african-avocado-export-forecast-up-eu-prices-decent/ With South Africa’s avocado season now well underway, the current forecast for exports is up from the initial estimate. In March, an early projection predicted the total export volume would be 30% lower than last year’s record, at 15.5 million cartons (equivalent to around 62,000 metric tons). Yet, as the season has…
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