Engineering News | Farming Economics http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/farming-economics Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:39:01 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Precision farming enables cost savings in a tight economy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/precision-farming-enables-cost-savings-in-a-tight-economy-2019-01-30 Creamer Media Reporter Farming Economics Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:25:00 +0200 510019 1549008304 1548937500 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000778236_resized_1022rer.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/77254_2019-02-01_rer522-precisionfarming-hdweb.mp4100413416Precision farming enables cost savings in a tight economy Precision farming enables cost savings in a tight economy Good rains lift SA crop production estimates – agricultural economist http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/good-rains-lift-sa-crop-production-estimates-agricultural-economist-2019-01-30 African News Agency Farming Economics Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:22:00 +0200 509974 1548829632 1548829320 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777734_resized_agriculture201151022duane.jpg 511 287 Agricultural sector plan prioritises job creation, agroprocessing http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agricultural-sector-plan-prioritises-job-creation-agroprocessing-2019-01-29 Marleny Arnoldi AGRICULTURE Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:59:00 +0200 509923 1548828235 1548759540 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777638_resized_drjohnpurchase0119dylan1022.jpg Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/77216_2019-01-29_busa_agri_twitter.mp432754353Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase discusses the agricultural sector's five-year business plan. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd. Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase discusses the agricultural sector's five-year business plan. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd. South Africa farmers seek R3bn in drought aid http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-farmers-seek-r3bn-in-drought-aid-2019-01-25 Reuters AGRICULTURE Fri, 25 Jan 2019 14:16:00 +0200 509716 1548427092 1548418560 99999999999 Reuters 0 0 Company focused on agriculture http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-focused-on-agriculture-2019-01-10 Cameron Mackay Farming Economics Fri, 25 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0200 508246 1548081095 1548367200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000773904_resized_agrismartsolutionnampo05181022.jpg AGRI-SMART SOLUTION The joint venture will bring the most essential spare products closer to farmers, in order to satisfy their maintenance needs for bearings and agricultural products 511 287 South African wine grape crop for 2019 ‘marginally larger’ – Vinpro http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-wine-grape-crop-for-2019-marginally-larger-vinpro-2019-01-21 Simone Liedtke AGRICULTURE Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:12:00 +0200 509177 1548080020 1548079920 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000775938_resized_agriculturevinpromediaoes2019krediethannovanschalkwyk012019vinpro1022.jpg The 2018 harvest amounted to just over 1.2-million tonnes, 14% smaller than the previous year, mainly owing to the drought 511 287 AGCO to take farm mechanisation into rural African communities http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agco-to-take-farm-mechanization-into-rural-african-communities-2019-01-21 African News Agency AGRICULTURE Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:13:00 +0200 509118 1548064587 1548061980 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Drought, animal disease threaten South African farmers http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/drought-animal-disease-threaten-south-african-farmers-2019-01-21 Reuters AGRICULTURE Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:57:00 +0200 509056 1548055780 1548053820 99999999999 Reuters 0 0 Don’t hurt farmers with higher electricity tariffs, says Agri Western Cape http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/dont-hurt-farmers-with-higher-electricity-tariffs-says-agri-western-cape-2019-01-15 Kim Cloete ELECTRICITY Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:59:00 +0200 508638 1547621298 1547564340 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Agri-hub seen as key post-mining-economy jobs driver in west Gauteng http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agri-hub-seen-as-key-post-mining-economy-jobs-driver-in-west-gauteng-2019-01-14 Terence Creamer AGRICULTURE Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:30:00 +0200 508430 1547477792 1547458200 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000774286_resized_agriculturesibanyereapwhatyousow41022.jpg The programme is part of bigger plan to build a sustainable post-mining economy in the West Rand 511 287 Dry conditions threaten 2019 maize crop – Grain SA http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/dry-conditions-threaten-2019-maize-crop-grain-sa-2018-12-12 Reuters AGRICULTURE Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:04:00 +0200 507300 1544601976 1544601840 99999999999 Reuters 0 0 Measures in place to boost the Western Cape economy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/measures-in-place-to-boost-the-western-cape-economy-2018-12-07 Thabi Madiba Farming Economics Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0200 505485 1543910549 1544133600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000768076_resized_businessinthewesterncapeeconomicopportunitiesmecforwesterncape221120181022.jpg Beverley Schäfer Growth in the Western Cape economy slowed down over the past years because of the drought that impacted on some of the province’s key sectors such as agriculture and tourism 511 287 Partnership for land tenure rights mutually beneficial http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/partnership-for-land-tenure-rights-mutually-beneficial-2018-11-22 Paige Müller Farming Economics Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0200 505423 1543910549 1544133600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000767958_resized_sugarillovoworkerskzn11181022.jpg WOMEN IN SUGAR More than 65% of those who have benefited from the Illovo Maragra plantation partnership to date have been women 511 287 Agribusiness outlook remains cautious as lack of rainfall issue looms http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agribusiness-outlook-remains-cautious-as-lack-of-rainfall-issue-looms-2018-12-05 Simone Liedtke AGRICULTURE Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:35:00 +0200 506691 1544020600 1544020500 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000770553_resized_agbizwandilesihlobo122018simoneliedtke1022.jpg Agbiz agribusiness research head Wandile Sihlobo 511 287 First institutional anaerobic digester launched at NPO’s Johannesburg premises http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/first-institutional-anaerobic-digester-launched-at-npos-johannesburg-premises-2018-11-28 Simone Liedtke RENEWABLE ENERGY Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:34:00 +0200 506012 1543415880 1543415640 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000769152_resized_sanedi1118simone1022.jpg The University of South Africa, Exxaro Resources and the South African National Energy Development Institution on Wednesday launched its first institutional anaerobic digester at nonprofit organisation EARTH Centre’s premises, in Johannesburg 511 287 Treasury loses out on more than R1bn in VAT from drought-stricken farmers http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/treasury-loses-out-on-more-than-r1bn-in-vat-from-drought-stricken-farmers-2018-11-27 News24Wire Farming Economics Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:34:00 +0200 505847 1543321822 1543314840 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000768832_resized_drought1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 Astral commits to R1.1bn in expansion projects http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/astral-commits-to-r11bn-in-expansion-projects-2018-11-19 Simone Liedtke AGROPROCESSING Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:23:00 +0200 505120 1542965508 1542630180 99999999999 Mariaan Webb 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000767188_resized_eskomdevelopmentfoundationkhariyepoultryfactory402141022duane.jpg 511 287 Wine looking positive in the face of poor economy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wine-looking-positive-in-the-face-of-poor-economy-2018-11-16 Halima Frost Farming Economics Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 503454 1542091283 1542319200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000763766_resized_brewerybmibeercumulus11181022.jpg MALTITUDE OF BEERS With lower incomes households are opting for cheaper beers at home instead of at restaurants 511 287 Big five to save water for wine producers http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/big-five-to-save-water-for-wine-producers-2018-11-16 Halima Frost Farming Economics Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 503449 1542091283 1542319200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000763739_resized_brewerywosaharvest11181022.jpg RIPE FOR THE PICKING The harvest done at exactly the right time makes for a good wine 511 287 Cane valuations, land negotiations dent Tongaat Hulett’s H1 headline earnings http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cane-valuations-land-negotiations-dent-tongaat-huletts-h1-headline-earnings-2018-11-12 Marleny Arnoldi SUGAR Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:44:00 +0200 504513 1542030455 1542030240 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000765859_resized_sugarcanefield1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 Prototype soil sampling device being tested for use in agriculture http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/prototype-device-for-smart-agriculture-being-tested-2018-10-26 Schalk Burger Smart Agriculture Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 502002 1540218021 1540504800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000760763_resized_ibmresearchagropadscan1022.jpg AGROPAD SCAN Farmers can gain meaningful information to optimise conditions to grow a specific crop 511 287 Govt commits support for clothing, textiles sector and emerging farmers http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/govt-commits-support-for-clothing-textiles-sector-and-emerging-farmers-2018-10-24 Marleny Arnoldi MTBPS Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:06:00 +0200 502698 1540384754 1540382760 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000762188_resized_agriculturefarming110220515duane.jpg 511 287 Simple farm implement can increase crop yield, reduce soil erosion http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/simple-farm-implement-can-increase-crop-yield-reduce-soil-erosion-2018-10-19 Creamer Media Reporter AGRICULTURE Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:07:00 +0200 502320 1539960600 1539958020 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000761409_resized_aybarbbm1022.jpg The Aybar BBM is a land management system that assists farmers to construct broad bed furrows to drain excess water in vertisols 511 287 Stats SA to conduct commercial agriculture census http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/stats-sa-to-conduct-commercial-agriculture-census-2018-10-08 Marleny Arnoldi AGRICULTURE Mon, 08 Oct 2018 15:47:00 +0200 501157 1539006714 1539006420 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000758914_resized_maizeagriculture1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 AfDB seeks partnerships to lift 1bn people out of hunger http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/afdb-seeks-partnerships-to-lift-1bn-people-out-of-hunger-2018-09-26 Simone Liedtke AGRICULTURE Wed, 26 Sep 2018 16:55:00 +0200 499808 1537973818 1537973700 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Agribusiness confidence declines significantly in third quarter – index http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agribusiness-confidence-declines-significantly-in-third-quarter-index-2018-09-10 Marleny Arnoldi AGRICULTURE Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:23:00 +0200 498279 1536586130 1536585780 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000753142_resized_unileveragriculturesunflowerfarmmookgophong304131022duane.jpg 511 287 AfDB, FAO to collaborate again on boosting agriculture investments in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/afdb-fao-to-collaborate-again-on-boosting-agriculture-investments-in-africa-2018-08-28 Marleny Arnoldi AGRICULTURE Tue, 28 Aug 2018 11:17:00 +0200 496965 1535449922 1535447820 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Agricultural organisations commit to developing national strategy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/agricultural-organisations-commit-to-developing-national-strategy-2018-08-27 Simone Liedtke AGRICULTURE Mon, 27 Aug 2018 16:49:00 +0200 496908 1535381541 1535381340 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000749973_resized_agricultureasufstatementofintentsigning2082018simoneliedtke1022.jpg 511 287 Gauteng rapid land release programme to be launched next week http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/gauteng-rapid-land-release-programme-to-be-launched-next-week-2018-08-22 Simone Liedtke LAND Wed, 22 Aug 2018 16:36:00 +0200 496470 1534951193 1534948560 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 ANC, AgriSA to meet over expropriation, economy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/anc-agrisa-to-meet-over-expropriation-economy-2018-08-20-1 News24Wire ECONOMY Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:54:00 +0200 496094 1534758751 1534751640 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 Tiger Brands’ shares fall on lower FY18 earnings expectations http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/tiger-brands-shares-fall-on-lower-fy18-earnings-expectations-2018-08-16 Simone Liedtke AGROPROCESSING Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:40:00 +0200 495905 1534413096 1534412400 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Davies endorses Itac’s recommendation of increase in sugar import duties http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/davies-endorses-itacs-recommendation-of-increase-in-sugar-import-duties-2018-08-15 Simone Liedtke AGROPROCESSING / SUGAR Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:55:00 +0200 495730 1534326735 1534323300 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 AfDB head calls for agriculture technologies to optimize African farmers' output http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/afdb-head-calls-for-agriculture-technologies-to-optimize-african-farmers-output-2018-08-10 African News Agency AGRICULTURE Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:12:00 +0200 495322 1533892440 1533892320 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Blockchain can facilitate development of communal lands http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/blockchain-can-facilitate-agricultural-development-in-communal-lands-2018-08-10 Schalk Burger BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 494344 1533535821 1533852000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000744128_resized_zimbabwefarming1022reuters.jpg ZIMBABWEAN FARMING Commercial transformation on the back of ownership and productive use of assets supports development 511 287 App monitors spread of FAW in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/app-monitors-spread-of-faw-in-africa-2018-08-10 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Farming Economics Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 493448 1533535817 1533852000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000742205_resized_cropfailurebloomberg20171022jpg.jpeg PEST ARMY The invasion of the fall armyworm is threatening the food security of 300-million people in Africa 511 287 Irrigation system reduces water use in orchards by 70% http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/irrigation-system-reduces-water-use-in-orchards-by-70-2018-08-10 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Farming Economics Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 493298 1534156659 1533852000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000743078_resized_treehog07181022jpg.jpeg WATER CONSERVATION The Tree Hog can reduce water consumption by up to 70% 511 287 W Cape focusing on creating certainty in agriculture sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/w-cape-focusing-on-creating-certainty-in-agriculture-sector-2018-08-10 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Farming Economics Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 493164 1534156670 1533852000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000741416_resized_agriculture20115duane1022jpg.jpeg CERTAINTY NEEDED Farmers are positive about recent rains in the Western Cape, but more rain is needed to sustain recovery efforts 511 287