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WELL DONE SIZA!

SIZA, the South African sustainability standard for social and environmental assurance, is the first to reach FULL (100%) equivalence when benchmarked against SAI Platform’s Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA). Click on the link below to read the complete article. SIZA FSA Gold Equivalence_Media release_final...

SATI releases 3rd Crop Estimate for 2017/18 season

The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) released the 3rd Crop Estimate for the 2017/18 table grape season with upper and lower limits about 12,2% and 18% lower, respectively than the previous 2016/2017 season. The new estimate is between 55,4 million and 59,3 million cartons. SATI Press Release...

TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR – Stephen Hobson

Stephen Hobson, director at Agrifusion, closed the seminar with an update and overview of the draft AgriBEE codes and the implications for the industry. He mentioned the ongoing uncertainty as to when the AgriBEE codes will be gazetted and unpacked the impact of the changes...

TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR – Dr Konanani Liphadzi

Dr Konanani Liphadzi, CEO of Fruit South Africa, delivered a talk on transformation in the fruit industry. She shared a little about the transformation journey within the Fruit SA board and highlighted the priority within Fruit SA to drive Fruit Industry Transformation, necessitated by the...

TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR – Professor Jonathan Jansen

Professor Jonathan Jansen served as the key note speaker and delivered an energetic, hard-hitting and entertaining talk, which got to the heart of the matter. The title of his talk was “How to Transform with Integrity”. A key message conveyed by Professor Jansen was that...

The 24th International Agribusiness Exhibition and Seminar, took place at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, Manila, Philippines recently. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa, as well as Fruit South Africa, is participating this year. Mr Anton Kruger represented the FPEF...

FPEF NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2017

Dear FPEF members, Our recent survey amongst members has delivered interesting results that I would like to share with you ...

Hortgro Press Release: Drought Challenges for Deciduous Fruit Growers

Deciduous Fruit Farmers in Western Cape face Water Challenge Paarl - As the drought afflicting the Western Cape, and parts of the Eastern Cape, shows no sign of abating, deciduous fruit farmers are considering contingency plans for the coming season. Growing fruit trees is a long term investment...