Zambia’s Copperbelt gets farming boost

AFGRI Agri Services, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), an affiliate of Vendanta Resources, and ImpactAgri Holdings are combining forces to promote agriculture and food processing in Zambia’s Copperbelt region. The companies intend to create jobs and preserve ecosystems around KCM’s mines. According to Steven Din, CEO of KCM, the mining company’s…

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Second chance for SA poultry industry to fight Namibian import restrictions

South African poultry producers have been afforded a second opportunity to fight Namibia’s import restrictions on SA chicken. The case was heard in Namibia’s High Court. The restrictions in question have been valid since April 2013 and were intended to protect Namibia’s young poultry industry. In April 2014 the South…

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Agricultural exports boost South African economy

Agriculture had a lion’s share in ensuring that South Africa has a positive trade balance and the sector is expected to thrive in 2018. In the South African agricultural business chamber Agbiz’s Agribusiness Outlook 2018, Sifiso Ntombela, Head of Trade and Investment Intelligence at the organisation, said that the primary…

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SA agriculture powers economy in third quarter

The agriculture sector showed the biggest growth in the South African economy during the third quarter of 2017. According to Statistics SA, agriculture, forestry and fisheries showed robust growth of 44.2%, the biggest quarterly growth since 1996. The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 2% during the quarter and…

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