Engineering News | Farming Economics http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/farming-economics Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:36:42 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Mahindra SA to start local assembly, move into tractor market http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mahindra-sa-to-start-local-assembly-move-into-tractor-market-2017-10-13 Irma Venter AUTOMOTIVE Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:32:00 +0200 467717 1508138625 1507883520 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684759_resized_mahindrapikupfrontright1022.jpg The new-generation Mahindra Pik Up 511 287 Global water insecurity calls for water infrastructure maintenance http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/global-water-insecurity-calls-for-water-infrastructure-maintenance-2017-10-13 Nica Schreuder Farming Economics Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466187 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681175_resized_cropfailurebloomberg20171022.jpg FOOD INSECURITY Food is heavily reliant on water supply. Scarce water supply puts crops and livestock at risk 511 287 KZN local cane farmers rally together to survive http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/kzn-local-cane-farmers-rally-together-to-survive-2017-10-12 African News Agency AGRICULTURE Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:17:00 +0200 467545 1507798078 1507796220 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 CoM shows off potential of rooftop agriculture in Johannesburg inner city http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/com-shows-off-potential-of-rooftop-agriculture-in-johannesburg-inner-city-2017-10-11 Ilan Solomons URBAN AGRICULTURE Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:36:00 +0200 467491 1507735487 1507732560 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684091_resized_urbanagriculturechamberofmines111020171022.jpg The Chamber of Mines is participating in and has funded a pilot project to assess the feasibility of growing herbs and vegetables on the rooftops 511 287 Fresh produce market agents, association referred to Competition Tribunal for prosecution http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fresh-produce-market-agents-association-referred-to-competition-tribunal-for-prosecution-2017-10-11 Schalk Burger COMPETITION MATTERS Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:57:00 +0200 467478 1507730788 1507730220 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 AB InBev focusing on its public interest commitments as it celebrates one year as megabrewer http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ab-inbev-focusing-on-its-public-interest-commitments-as-it-celebrates-one-year-as-megabrewer-2017-10-11 Schalk Burger SOCIAL INVESTMENT Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:45:00 +0200 467470 1507731360 1507729500 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 DTI calls for resolution on outstanding Doha issues http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/dti-calls-for-resolution-on-outstanding-doha-issues-2017-10-10 Schalk Burger TRADE Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:02:00 +0200 467246 1507638913 1507633320 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Low-skilled labour plan could provide solution to unemployment challenge http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/low-skilled-labour-plan-could-provide-solution-to-unemployment-challenge-2017-09-01 David Oliveira EMPLOYMENT Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462797 1504594095 1504821600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Clover warns of up to 67% drop in FY17 HEPS http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/clover-warns-of-up-to-67-drop-in-fy17-heps-2017-09-07 Creamer Media Reporter FOOD & BEVERAGE Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0200 464000 1504777854 1504774980 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Poultry industry challenges, drought negatively impact on RCL Foods’ FY17 profit http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/poultry-industry-challenges-drought-negatively-impact-on-rcl-foods-fy17-profit-2017-08-30 Mia Breytenbach FOOD AND BEVERAGE Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:49:00 +0200 463251 1504101817 1504100940 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000674865_resized_chicken1022bloomberg.jpg Bloomberg 511 287 Disaster relief money starts flowing into Western Cape http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/disaster-relief-money-starts-flowing-into-western-cape-2017-08-29 News24Wire DISASTER RELIEF Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:50:00 +0200 463025 1503996757 1503996600 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 Water department proposes up to 14.6% increase in raw water tariffs for 2018/19 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/water-department-proposes-up-to-146-increase-in-raw-water-tariffs-for-201819-2017-08-25 Mia Breytenbach WATER Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:14:00 +0200 462813 1503672023 1503670440 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673995_resized_randwaterwaterpurificationandpumpingstationzuikerboschvereeniging210812duanecopy1022.jpg 511 287 Sustainable partnerships needed to ensure Africa’s food security http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-approaches-and-sustainable-partnerships-needed-to-ensure-africas-food-security-agricultural-economist-2017-08-18 David Oliveira FOOD SECURITY Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460318 1502782667 1503007200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000668274_resized_wessellemmer07171022.jpg WESSEL LEMMER Achieving sustainable food security for urban and rural citizens remains an important priority for governments across Africa 511 287 Suspected avian flu outbreak in Western Cape http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/suspected-avian-flu-outbreak-in-western-cape-2017-08-14 Natasha Odendaal POULTRY Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:40:00 +0200 461446 1502700401 1502700000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Western Cape’s agricultural growth to drive economy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/western-capes-agricultural-growth-to-drive-economy-2017-08-11 Robyn Wilkinson Farming Economics Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459555 1501769218 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666471_resized_delairegraffestatestellenboschbloomberg0720171022.jpg UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT The Western Cape plays a key role in South Africa’s agricultural sector, with a unique rainfall pattern allowing for a mixture of agricultural activities 511 287 Small farms an economical option in South Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/small-farms-an-economical-option-in-s-africa-2017-08-11 Robyn Wilkinson Farming Economics Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459534 1501769218 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666316_resized_hinomotosmallscaletractors0720171022.jpg MAXIMUM BENEFIT Hinomoto’s small-scale tractors ensure that farmland is used in the most efficient way possible, maximising yield sizes 511 287 Agricultural irrigation efficiency framework improves water use http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agricultural-irrigation-efficiency-framework-improves-water-use-2017-08-11 Robyn Wilkinson Farming Economics Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459536 1501769218 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666322_resized_instituteforagricengwaterefficiency0720171022.jpg STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT With effective water management and good subsurface drainage, soil health conditions can be created for irrigation farming to assist with food security in South Africa 511 287 Creative farming methods ensure sustainability http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/creative-farming-methods-ensure-sustainability-2017-08-11 Robyn Wilkinson Farming Economics Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459532 1501769218 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666416_resized_haygrovetunnelsfullcircleproject07201711022.jpg PLANT PROTECTION Haygrove’s multispan polytunnel structure provides a controlled environment for the aquaponic and hydroponic systems 511 287 AgriProtein assessing two new fly-farming sites in South Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agri-science-2017-08-04 Irma Venter AGRISCIENCE Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459193 1501769220 1502402400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Equipment drives farming sustainability http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-equipment-drives-livestock-farming-sustainability-2017-08-11 Robyn Wilkinson Farming Economics Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459558 1501769218 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666425_resized_vermeerr2300basketrake0720171022.jpg BETTER FEED The Vermeer R2300 basket rake ensures a cleaner forage, increasing the production value of dairy and beef cattle 511 287 Stakeholder support integral to urban farming in S Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/stakeholder-support-integral-to-urban-farming-in-s-africa-2017-08-11 Robyn Wilkinson Farming Economics Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459561 1501769219 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666433_resized_vericalfarminginchina0720171022.jpg MODERN FARMING Wheat grass and other leafy greens are being grown in vertical farming units in China created out of retrofitted shipping containers 511 287 Think-tank hands over title deeds to residents of Western Cape town http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/title-deed-revolution-offers-alternative-approach-to-land-reform-2017-08-11 Ilan Solomons LAND REFORM Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459989 1502697192 1502402400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000667313_resized_nomzamo1khayalamfreemarketfoundation030520161022.jpg NEW TITLE DEED HOLDERS Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille and business person Christo Wiese presenting titles deeds to residents in Western Cape 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/70181_2017-07-18_fmf_-_hd_web.mp461648410Khaya Lam Land Reform project manager Perry Feldman discusses the Free Market Foundation’s project. Khaya Lam Land Reform project manager Perry Feldman discusses the Free Market Foundation’s project. Agriculture a significant growth area for Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agriculture-a-significant-growth-area-for-africa-2017-07-31 Anine Kilian AGRICULTURE Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:30:00 +0200 460151 1501568868 1501511400 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 US farm equipment maker looking to Africa for future growth http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agricultural-giant-opts-to-focus-on-africa-2017-07-21 Dylan Slater AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 458341 1500965347 1501192800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000663477_resized_zambiaworkshoptraining57191022.jpg FUTURE FARM One of Agco’s Future Farm’s responsibilities is to teach aspiring tractor technicians how to service Agco-distributed tractors 511 287 With drought threatening food security, farmers turn to drip irrigation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/with-drought-threatening-food-security-farmers-turn-to-drip-irrigation-2017-07-21 Anine Kilian AGRICULTURE Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:59:00 +0200 459335 1500648280 1500645540 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000665870_resized_agriculturecrookesbrosbananafarm1022copy.jpg 511 287 Sugar industry to make the most of yield recovery http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-industry-to-make-the-most-of-yield-recovery-2017-07-21 Robyn Wilkinson Farming Economics Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 457390 1500361728 1500588000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000661400_resized_sacanegrowersagm0620171022.jpg BOUNCING BACK The SA Canegrowers board of directors is optimistic about the 2017/18 season, with improved rainfall set to improve production levels 511 287 Farmers still face headwinds despite return to growth http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/consumers-and-business-at-risk-despite-22-growth-for-agriculture-2017-07-14 David Oliveira AGRICULTURE Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 457502 1499756174 1499983200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 SAB invests R2.8bn in expanding Gauteng breweries http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sab-invests-r28bn-in-expanding-gauteng-breweries-2017-07-11 Anine Kilian FOOD & BEVERAGE Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:41:00 +0200 458231 1499784972 1499784060 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000663260_resized_ricardotadeusab07171022duane.jpg AB-InBev Africa president Ricardo Tadeu 511 287 South Africa faces land reform dilemma, partnership is key http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-faces-land-reform-dilemma-partnership-is-key-2017-07-05 Natasha Odendaal LAND REFORM Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:20:00 +0200 457629 1499268754 1499264400 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000661903_resized_agriculturefarminggamtooseasterncape210221214duane.jpg 511 287 Learning from, replicating land reform successes a better option than land grabs – Hanekom http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/learning-from-replicating-land-reform-successes-a-better-option-than-land-grabs-hanekom-2017-07-05 Natasha Odendaal LAND REFORM Wed, 05 Jul 2017 14:39:00 +0200 457613 1499324317 1499258340 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000661861_resized_derekhanekom50112duanenew.jpeg Derek Hanekom 511 287 Fly-farm venture mulls two more SA sites, appoints heavy hitters as it expands http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fly-farm-venture-mulls-two-more-sa-sites-appoints-heavy-hitters-as-it-expands-2017-07-04 Irma Venter AGRI-SCIENCE Tue, 04 Jul 2017 15:31:00 +0200 457489 1499248188 1499175060 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000661604_resized_agriprotein2016cage31022.jpg 511 287 DTI to implement policy interventions to curb poultry industry losses http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/dti-to-implement-policy-interventions-to-curb-poultry-industry-losses-2017-06-28 Megan van Wyngaardt MANUFACTURING Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:28:00 +0200 456939 1498660768 1498660080 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Govt launches R1bn agroprocessing investment support programme http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/govt-launches-r1bn-agroprocessing-investment-support-programme-2017-06-28 Megan van Wyngaardt AGRICULTURE Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:48:00 +0200 456885 1498644539 1498643280 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Omnia FY17 results pinched by tough economy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/omnia-fy17-results-pinched-by-tough-economy-2017-06-27 Megan van Wyngaardt CHEMICALS Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:43:00 +0200 456730 1498563541 1498560180 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000659948_resized_rodhumphris111111022duane.jpg Omnia chairperson Rod Humphris 511 287 Rooibos Limited faces abuse of dominance charge http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rooibos-limited-faces-market-dominance-charge-2017-06-19 Megan van Wyngaardt COMPETITION MATTERS Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:25:00 +0200 455891 1497880630 1497878700 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000657653_resized_rooibos1022reuters.jpg 511 287 Agribusiness confidence index remains in expansionary territory despite marginal Q2 decline http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agribusiness-confidence-index-remains-in-expansionary-territory-despite-marginal-q2-decline-2017-06-12 Anine Kilian AGRICULTURE Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:09:00 +0200 455217 1497277123 1497276540 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Department of Public Works to hand over land to black farmers http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/department-of-public-works-to-hand-over-land-to-black-farmers-2017-06-12 Megan van Wyngaardt AGRICULTURE Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:16:00 +0200 455191 1497273623 1497273360 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000656077_resized_bmwsouthafricabio2wattrenewableenergyprojectfarmingagriculture110221015duane.jpg 511 287