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“Andrà tutto bene” – Everything will be all right As a company with customers across Southern Africa, we know that many of our business partners are directly or indirectly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and we would like to take the opportunity to express our fullest sympathy to those suffering under the outbreak. We at…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE : https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-03-03-southern-africas-green-gold-and-macadamias-ripe-for-the-picking-by-criminal-networks/ Organised-crime syndicates are muscling in on a share of the profits of southern Africa’s lucrative avocado and macadamia nut markets. The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime reports. Markets for agricultural produce may not be commonly associated with organised crime, corruption and violence. But for people in South Africa’s farming sector, it…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE : https://themacadamia.co.za/2020/01/15/look-after-your-bees-and-they-will-look-after-your-yield/ It is estimated that 160 000 bee hives are required to optimally pollinate 40 000 hectares of macadamias. Since there are not that many hives in the whole country, the need to protect what we have is crucial to ensure sustainable macadamia production. During a recent bee information day hosted for macadamia farmers in…
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Avocado bite

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM : https://wandilesihlobo.com/2020/02/18/avocado-bite/ Avocado is one of the crops that make the headlines whenever there are unusual trends in its market. This is understandable as the fruit has become the favourite of many because of its health benefits, amongst others. Hence, I feel compelled to caution fellow South Africans that when one sees the…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM : https://themacadamia.co.za/2020/02/26/letter-from-the-editor-the-macadamia-summer-2020-edition/ As South Africa’s growing number of nut farmers gear up for the forthcoming macadamia harvest, external factors such as the coronavirus, President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade war with China and the devastating fires in Australia may all have a role to play in the global demand for our domestic crop this…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM : https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324233#summary   Macadamia nuts are high in healthy fats and may help those trying to lose weight. One serving of macadamia nuts also contains dietary fiber, protein, manganese, thiamin, and a good amount of copper. The fat content of macadamia nuts is higher than that of other popular nuts such as almonds,…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE: https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9187891/tight-avo-market-but-fuertes-from-tzaneen-will-start-picking-up/ Avocado volumes are surprisingly low on the market, says Ricardo Kotze, avocado specialist at BothaRoodt market agency at the Johannesburg fresh produce market. “We’ve received the first Fuerte, mostly from Tzaneen. There was a little bit from Kenya, just a handful of pallets, at the beginning of January. For the moment there are…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM : http://www.fruitnet.com/fpj/article/180819/avocados-nutritional-value-justifies-water-use No other food offers the same nutritional value per litre of water used to harvest it, according to WAO Avocados’ nutritional benefits justify their water consumption, the World Avocado Organisation has claimed, hitting back at further media reports highlighting the fruit’s irrigation requirements. According to the superfood’s global promotional body, no…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM : https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190508134529.htm  Meals that include fresh avocado can significantly suppress hunger and increase meal satisfaction A new study released by the Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Institute of Technology suggests that meals that include fresh avocado as a substitute for refined carbohydrates can significantly suppress hunger and increase meal satisfaction in overweight…
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SAMAC newsletter

Dear SAMAC Member Feedback on the Macadamia Nursery Association Conducting business in an ethical, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner should be a must in every aspect of a business. Over the past decade, the retail industry (and ultimately the consumer) has set very high and demanding standards of ethical sourcing, with a much stronger…
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