Engineering News | Farming Economics http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/farming-economics Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:13:49 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Battling threat of sugar tax, excessive imports and low price http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/battling-threat-of-sugar-tax-excessive-imports-and-low-price-2017-12-08 Victor Moolman Farming Economics Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472069 1512454231 1512684000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000694515_resized_dsc00671022.jpg DEDICATED TO SUGAR CANE Large parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, about 360 000 ha, are dedicated to growing sugar cane 511 287 Doubt whether desalination plants will be delivered by March http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/doubt-whether-desalination-plants-will-be-delivered-by-march-2017-12-08 Marleny Arnoldi Farming Economics Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471889 1512736125 1512684000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000693941_resized_capetown40910duane1022.jpg OCEAN ASSISTANCE The City of Cape Town awarded six companies the construction and commissioning of six desalination plants on November 7 as part of the solution to the water crisis 511 287 Potential of groundwater in spotlight again amid Western Cape drought http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/potential-of-groundwater-retakes-spotlight-after-decades-of-disinvestment-2017-12-01 Dylan Slater Water Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471753 1511853907 1512079200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Third biennial food and drink exhibition to be held in 2018 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/third-biennial-food-and-drink-exhibition-to-be-held-in-2018-2017-11-17 Simone Liedtke Farming Economics Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469460 1510643467 1510869600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000688663_resized_fdtafrica2016exhibition102017fdtafricamessemunchen1022.jpg FDT AFRICA 2018 The aim of fdt Africa 2018 is to consolidate the existing target groups of exhibitors and visitors 511 287 SAB entrepreneurship for employment initiative welcomed http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sab-entrepreneurship-for-employment-initiative-welcomed-2017-11-17 Simone Liedtke Farming Economics Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469762 1510643467 1510869600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000689266_resized_beersouthafrica102017busaprbreweryandwineryindustries20171022.jpg SAB PROGRAMME The SAB entrepreneurial programme, which provides a package of support, was launched in September 511 287 Industry still suffers effects of drought http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industry-still-suffers-effects-of-drought-2017-11-17 Simone Liedtke Farming Economics Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469452 1510643466 1510869600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000688639_resized_canopies102017vinpro1022.jpg DROUGHT EFFECTS As a result of the drought, the Western Cape has received 30% less rainfall than the amount needed at this stage 511 287 DCD success in winemaking opens new markets http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/biotech-company-turns-to-lucrative-fruit-sugar-concentrates-market-2017-11-17 Simone Liedtke Farming Economics Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469761 1510643467 1510869600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000689262_resized_fruitsugar102017greencelltechnologiesbloomberg1022.jpg LESS SUGAR Consumers are more informed about the effect of foodstuffs they consume and the growing demand for less sugary products 511 287 New Summerstrand-based ale house opened http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-summerstrand-based-ale-house-opened-2017-11-17 Simone Liedtke Farming Economics Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469661 1510643467 1510869600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000688997_resized_varietyoffering102017docksidebrewery1022.jpg GLOBAL STYLES Globally, there are more than thirty main styles of beer 511 287 Tank cleaning ensures quality batch, every time http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/tank-cleaning-ensures-quality-batch-every-time-2017-11-17 Simone Liedtke Farming Economics Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469457 1510643467 1510869600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000688654_resized_hydroclawintank102017spraynozzle1022.jpg SPECIALIST PRODUCT The HydroClaw nozzle is a specialist nozzle which is best suited for the cleaning of tanks with high solids content 511 287 Value-for-money centrifugal pumps to change process http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/value-for-money-centrifugal-pumps-to-change-process-2017-11-17 Simone Liedtke Farming Economics Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469758 1510643467 1510869600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000689252_resized_mfp2mfp3pumpseries12017verderpumps1022.jpg UPCOMING AVAILABILITY Higher flow rates are expected to be available very soon 511 287 We should avoid radical rhetoric and policies on land – AgriSA http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/we-should-avoid-radical-rhetoric-and-policies-on-land-agrisa-2017-11-01-1 News24Wire LAND REFORM Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:54:00 +0200 469691 1509541468 1509540840 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000689066_resized_agriculturefarming110220515duane.jpg 511 287 Work drying up in Western Cape drought http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/work-drying-up-in-western-cape-drought-2017-10-26 News24Wire DROUGHT Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:34:00 +0200 468975 1509001447 1508999640 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 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