New Generation Master Farmers

New Book Released by Dr Piet van Zyl : New Generation Master Farmers: Vision and Victory The book New Generation Master Farmers: Vision and Victory was written as a sequel to a previous book Master Farmers: Leaders and Legends which deals withsuccessful commercial farmers. This latest book focuses solely on previously disadvantaged farmers who had […]

Sawmillers in Ivory Coast build better lives with Wood-Mizer

Sawmillers in Ivory Coast build better lives with Wood-Mizer The journey from Abidjan towards the nation’s capital Yamoussoukro in the north starts on the Autoroute du Nord. It’s a busy road that leads from the city centre through busy traffic, businesses and traders that are ready to sell goods so that families can eat and life can go on. Just off […]

Start your own business with our skip bin and trailer opportunity! – New Trend Manufacturing

Start your own business with our skip bin and trailer opportunity! Buy a skip trailer and 10 skip bins. You will need a towing vehicle. Compared to other business opportunities available, we offer you the lowest risk for the highest return on investment. Our skip bin trailers are built for 2m³ bins. The trailers are […]

The Amazing Maize Master MM3500 Container Mill

The Amazing Maize Master MM3500 Container Mill A New Era in Turnkey Milling! ‘When we started Maize Master in 1988 we had one goal that remains true today – to see African farmers add value to their crops by using our milling equipment. What followed was the first small commercial roller mill in the world […]

Degitech Energy

DEGITECH ENERGY is a is a multi-disciplinary engineering and infrastructure development company involved in specialized engineering, construction, investment and turnkey projects across the African continent and other parts of the world. The company has been formed primarily to offer professional services as well as turnkey solutions to facility and infrastructure services implementation and delivery. However, […]

AGRICO Centre Pivots & Linear Irrigators set the Pace in Mechanized Irrigation

AGRICO Centre Pivots & Linear Irrigators set the Pace in Mechanized Irrigation AGRICO offers one stop service on centre pivots: Survey, design, anufacture, delivery, installation and after sales service. AGRICO has been active in the South African Market for over 100 years. We entered the South African centre pivot market in 1978, when we imported […]

Basils Business Opportunities

Basil Business Opportunities (BBO) specialise in stainless steel fabrication. With the evolution of technology and food processing requirements, they are now also building solutions for a variety of food processing or handling industries including juicing processing, chemicals mixing, bottling plants, liquid packaging, poultry equipment and oil processing equipment. Some of the business opportunities on offer […]

Erdvark – robust low-maintenance agricultural equipment for African conditions

Erdvark – robust low-maintenance agricultural equipment for African conditions Erdvark, a South African-based manufacturer of agricultural implements and machinery, is offering African farmers quality solutions to their equipment needs. The trade name, Erdvark, has been in existence for about 65 years. The Marais family noticed that in areas where the erdvark (the Afrikaans word for anteater) dug holes, the […]

Bosch Projects has acquired Booker Tate Limited, a UK based international agricultural production and processing consultancy.

Bosch Projects has acquired Booker Tate Limited, a UK based international agricultural production and processing consultancy. The acquisition will achieve a greater depth of experience, capability and capacity, thereby positioning us to be the leading service provider to the global sugar industry. The combine entity, which has over 100 years’ experience in the sugar industries […]

Turnkey Solutions for Your Grain Farm from SBS Agri

Turnkey Solutions for Your Grain Farm from SBS Agri The Turnkey Solution SBS Agri brings together a deeply experienced team, state-of-the-art equipment, and exemplary design techniques, giving your farm the turnkey solutions it needs. Specialists in grain silos, dryers, and handling equipment, SBS Agri takes care of the entire design process, from concept to installation, […]

Bagtech International Equipment with a difference

Bagtech International Equipment with a difference Based in Durban, home to the busiest port in the country on the East Coast of South Africa, Bagtech International is truly a South African company with a passion for Africa. At the helm of is Fred Coelho who is at the centre of every project undertaken. Bagtech International […]

Backsaver offers smart tools for African Farmers

Backsaver offers smart tools for African Farmers A recent report, ‘Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization’ commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, claims that in Sub-Saharan Africa, 70% of the land is still cultivated by hand. Michris Janse van Rensburg is one of the very few people who are trying to make life […]

Aquaculture Innovations

In 2013 the production of fish and other crops by aquaculture exceeded the wild harvest for the 1st time when 97 million tons was farmed.  If we consider the statistics of these two industries in parallel, fisheries have been stationary at around 90 million tons p.a. from 1990 to 2015, whereas aquaculture has grown by […]

Plasson SA – A world leader in Poultry & Piggery Equipment

A world leader in Poultry & Piggery Equipment From humble beginnings in 1964, Plasson has grown to one of the most respected poultry and piggery farming equipment suppliers in the international agricultural sector. Plasson SA, formerly known as PPA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Plasson and was established when there came a realisation that […]

ACER (Africa) – making a difference and enhancing environmental values with their specialized expertise

ACER (Africa)  – making a difference and enhancing environmental values with their specialized expertise With increasing pressures on the environment, many African countries have promulgated rigorous environmental legislation to protect the environment from unsustainable development. ACER (Africa) Environmental Consultants has been working in the environmental field within the SADC region for 28 years and has […]

Cubicool International: your partner in post-harvest cooling and refrigeration

Cubicool International: your partner in post-harvest cooling and refrigeration Cubicool International is a leading designer and manufacturer of refrigeration systems, specialising in post-harvest cooling of perishable products. Our projects across the African continent include fruit and vegetable cooling facilities, packhouses, meat and poultry abattoirs, dairies and other types of cooling facilities. Refrigeration and post-harvest cooling […]

Thermal Pallet Covers – Another Great Innovation by Power Plastics

Thermal Pallet Covers – Another Great Innovation by Power Plastics Cold chain supply partner Power Plastics Covers and Liners – minimising losses with an affordable alternative to refrigerated transport. Power Plastics, South African manufacturer of covers and liners, has an excellent grasp of logistics in Africa and the challenges associated with moving temperature sensitive goods. […]

KwikBrix: Building Africa faster!

KwikBrix: Building Africa faster! SLASH CONSTRUCTION COST BY 45% KWIKBRiX KwikBrix is an ultra strong interlocking brick building system designed to produce strong, affordable houses at a much faster pace of construction. KWIKBRiX is a leading low cost construction technology which provides major solutions to mass housing projects throughout Africa.  Its principles governing its design […]

Young Zambians

What young Zambians have to say about making farmingmore attractive April 22, 2019 10.42am SAST Young people view agriculture more positively than often assumed. Shutterstock Author Thomas Daum Agricultural Economist, University of Hohenheim Africa has the youngest population of any continent – 60% are under age 25. While this has evoked both hope and fear, […]

InteliGro

InteliGrois an integrated crop solution company that, by means of specialised technical advice and informed decision-making, offer long-term solutions to their growers. The strive towards food and environment safety, the continuous regulatory pressure from local and international bodies and the focus on sustainable farming confirms the need for more biological solutions as part of an […]

Southern Mapping Company launches the new Verde Crop Analytics service for Africa

Southern Mapping Company launches the new Verde Crop Analytics service  for Africa Southern Mapping Company (SMC), a South African company who provides LiDAR, Hyperspectral, Thermal surveys and mapping, as well as satellite imagery and GIS services for a variety of sectors, has been appointed by Airbus to introduce the new Verde Crop Analytics system to […]

Oro Agri

Orowet® Technology is a unique blend of cold pressed orange oil, a completely renewable raw material, in patented mixtures with various surfactants and is used as a base to manufacture a range of different product types. The technology has various applications depending on the formulation, the applied concentration and the registration as required for crop […]

FAO E-learning courses

The FAO offers several free e-learning courses that cover a wealth of topics in the areas of food and nutrition security, social and economic development and sustainable management of natural resources. Browse the course catalogue to learn about the full range of courses: 1. Sustainable Development Goal indicators 2. Food and Nutrition Security Analysis and […]

Ultra-precision Farming

Ultra-precision – the next wave in Management Information Systems in the agricultural sector Dr Henk Greeff – Executive Chair, Optron. Dr Anton Verwey – Executive Chair, inavit iQ For more information, please click on the company logos above to visit our respective websites Sustainability of food supply is rapidly becoming a key focus of governments […]

Use a MAYFIELD and save a fortune on your fertilizer costs

Use a MAYFIELD and save a fortune on your fertilizer costs Mayfield Enterprises began as a family business in 1983 on the KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, where a product was developed to provide an ergonomic and cost effective knapsack fertilizer applicator for sugarcane crops. The applicator was quickly recognized as a device especially suited for […]

Flexipump – Simple Water Pumps

Flexipump – Simple Water Pumps Perfect for Small Scale Irrigation The Flexipump is a very easy to use water pump – perfect for small scale irrigation. This simple, human-powered pump is designed to be very user-friendly. Both women and men find it easy to manage and it’s compatible with most crops. Weighing it at only […]

Cage farming can protect Lake Victoria’s fish. But regulations need tightening

Cage farming can protect Lake Victoria’s fish. But regulations need tightening Lake Victoria’s fish stocks are struggling to keep up with demand. For instance, stocks and catches of Nile perch have reduced, from 340,000 tons in 1990 to about 251,000 in 2014. Though there’s no official figure, from our discussions with fisheries stakeholders we know […]

Piket Implements / Carel Van Niekerk Engineering

Piket Implements / Carel Van Niekerk Engineering The Piket Economy No Till Maize Planter is designed for planting crops on smaller farms making use of tractor traction. It was designed to be used as a no-till planter, meaning that no soil tillage is required before planting. Seed and fertiliser are planted from a single row […]

A6-Sugar in 2019

Sugar: The Global State Of PlayFEBRUARY 26, 2019 Sugar is again in the headlines, with SA upping its sugar tax on sweetened beverages, and the sugar industry in some considerable distress. So what’s the global picture? A new report, “Sugar in 2019” by Schroders, the global investment management firm, makes for informed reading. Here’s a synopsis but […]

Rooftop farms may be next big thing in agri-business – Signium Africa

Rooftop farms may be next big thing in agri-business – Signium Africa Press Release25 April 2019 City-wide hydroponic rooftop farming co-operatives have the potential to become the next big thing in commercial agriculture. The prediction comes from Signium Africa, an executive search and talent management company with a large book of agri-business clients in South […]

Mobile abattoir technology is a unique concept that has been developed over the years in many countries due to various needs.

Mobile abattoir technology is a unique concept that has been developed over the years in many countries due to various needs. Initially the need to service small farm holdings to safely slaughter their farm animals with properly qualified meat inspection. Also, the simultaneous development of different technologies developed in the last decade in Australia for […]

Scip Engineering

Developing and delivering animal slaughtering and meat processing infrastructure to African communities is highly rewarding and comes with its own challenges. SCIP Engineering Group in association with van Vliet de Wet and Partners, offer mechanical, structural and civil consulting engineering services specializing in abattoirs, meat processing facilities and allied projects. The Senior Engineers have for […]

SA’s AgriProtein: Revolutionising The Food Industry With Maggots

SA’s AgriProtein: Revolutionising The Food Industry With Maggots FOODStuff SA has been reporting on the start up and success of AgriProtein – two brothers turning fly larvae into food in South Africa – since 2012. Latest news is that this fascinating company continues to attract big investment and is now valued at more than $200million! […]

Ethiopia teff production

Ethiopia needs to improve production of its “golden crop” Teff. Here’s how Teff, an ancient grain from Ethiopia and Eritrea, has been growing in popularity across the world in recent years. Huge demand meant prices skyrocketed and the Ethiopian government eventually slapped a ban on exports which it kept in place for six years. The aim was to enable Ethiopians, who […]

Staalboer

Staalboer is a Proudly South African company that manufactures steel panel reservoirs, with capacities and heights ranging from 15,000ℓ to 4,000,000ℓ, and from 1.3m to 4.9m respectively. The structures are fully galvanised and have a life expectancy in excess of 20 years. Our dams are made from flat steel panels with stiffening rings at the […]

AgFunder Agrifood Technology Awards: The best innovators of 2019 recognised

AgFunder Agrifood Technology Awards: The best innovators of 2019 recognised AgFunder is a leading US online investment platform for accredited investors looking to invest in curated food and agriculture technology companies. The Annual AgFunder AgriFood Tech Innovation Awards recognise the innovators and entrepreneurs driving the agrifood tech sector forward. The winners of the 2019 Innovation […]

IconomySA develops African strategy and marketing plan for international cable company from Germany

IconomySA develops African strategy and marketing plan for  international cable company from Germany IconomySA is a strategy & marketing business consulting company and a supplier of branded gifts, clothing, PPE and signage. The company is based in Meyersdal, South of Johannesburg. We developed a Marketing Strategy for a large, German based, international specialised cable company […]

Gundle API

Plastics Mulcheshave been in use since themid 1950sand have proven their worth over the years with multiple benefits. In South Africa the most commonly used mulching plastic has been Black film due to the cost effectiveness this product. Plastics Mulcheshave been in use since themid 1950sand have proven their worth over the years with multiple […]

Freshmark Systems

With the majority of farms producing food in Africa being between 1 and 10 hectares, addressing market access has become a significant challenge for value chain development. Traditional models have failed to integrate small and medium-sized farming operations sustainably into formalised value chains at scale. Solving this problem requires a different approach. But how should […]

AGCO launches “Farm In A Box”, an innovative initiative for Africa to facilitate agricultural mechanization in rural communities

AGCO launches “Farm In A Box”, an innovative initiative for Africa to facilitate agricultural mechanization in rural communities Capacity-building and agricultural mechanization are a priority to facilitate food security and unlock the potential of small-scale farming in Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, January 21, 2019/APO Group/ — AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO) (http://www.AGCOcorp.com), a worldwide manufacturer […]

Woodmizer #2

After achieving successful careers in Europe or America, many African expats are looking for opportunities to invest back into Africa or start a family business back home to ensure their family’s future. Wood-Mizer’s successes in Africa, our know-how, our industry-leading sawmilling equipment, our service support network that spans over 30 countries on the continent, and […]

ATOA – Innovative transport solutions – Across the African continent

Innovative transport solutions – Across the African continent Specialising in cross-border freight transportation to African countries, African Transport Operations Agency (ATOA) provides expert solutions and services to the trade and transport industry. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, ATOA moves cargo throughout Africa by road, sea, air or multimodal freight. ATOA operates its own fleet […]