Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Rootstocks that are more yield efficient and adapted to SA conditions is a key priority

By | December 11th, 2016|SA Industry News|

Hortgro's  Crop Production Programme is managed by Prof. Wiehann Steyn and the research strategy is directed and aligned with the requirements and key risks to the ‘Orchard of the Future’.  They report, "Hence, farming efficiency (of which rootstocks, plant quality and orchard efficiency are key components) as well as water- and climate-related research are the strategic priorities of [...]

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Africa should stop relying on food imports

By | December 11th, 2016|Global Industry News|

The Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr. Nteranya Sanginga has warned of the consequences of a continued dependency on food imports. He fears that if Africa does not invest in its own agriculture economy, food imports for Africa could cost up to $110b by 2025. This is an increase of [...]

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