South African tomatoes cheaper, potatoes to follow

Warmer weather conditions, coupled with the lack of frost this winter, led to an over-supply of tomatoes. If the warm weather persists, potatoes will also become even more cheaper. Lower prices coupled with an oversupply of tomatoes at South Africa‚Äôs national fresh product markets will likely affect tomato farmers until…

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‘What I learnt from the greatest tomato farmer in the southern hemisphere’

Michael Cordes, marketing specialist from South Africa, talks about important lessons he learnt from the late Bertie van Zyl of ZZ2 farming, probably the biggest field-grown tomato operation in the southern hemisphere. MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES Smallholder farmers are always on the lookout for opportunities to grow and expand their…

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