Food inflation is the primary driver of higher inflation figures for April. Statistics South Africa recently announced that inflation was 4.4% for April, a 1.2% increase from March. Inflation on food and non-alcoholic beverages came in at 5.2% according to Statistics South Africa’s Consumer Price Index in February 2021 while the National Agricultural Marketing Council’s Food Price Monitor reveals that inflation on their basic urban food basket is 9.8%.
Italy’s favourite pear, Abate Fetel (pronounced as ah-BAH-tay fuh-TEL) of which Tru-Cape sells around 500 000 cartons a year, was named after a French monk in 1896. It is an heirloom varietal, originally bred in the mid-fifteenth century and instantly recognisable by its elegant, banana-shaped neck.
In the latest episode of Connecting Africa, CNN International’s Eleni Giokos explores Africa’s agricultural industry, meeting the people and businesses who are adding value to the agribusiness supply chain across the continent.
The last years have been challenging for one and all but, for Andre Cloete, a Tru-Cape apple and pear grower, near Greyton in the Western Cape’s Overberg region, it has been especially hard.
If your horse struggles with insulin resistance, metabolic disorders, over-excitability or any one of a number of equine health issues it is time to consider a higher fat and higher fibre diet instead of feeding grain diets.
Food industry start-ups benefit from expert mentorship and training in a state of the art environment as new applications open for August 2021 programme.
Farming is generally associated with the outdoors, but a fledgling snail farm in an industrial area near Rooihuiskraal, between Johannesburg and Pretoria, provides a glimpse into the possible future of food production.
Based on factors affecting consumer behaviour since the start of the Covid- 19 pandemic, the study found that many South Africans are giving up luxuries and buying necessities with cost being the primary consideration. According to the Nielsen report, South African consumers’ current ability to spend is much lower (66%) than global average (48%) as such, people consider healthy food to be accessible, but rather expensive.
Van Loveren Family Vineyards has bowled over the judges at South Africa’s National Wine Challenge/Top 100 SA, emerging as one of this year’s most successful performers.
In South Africa, the informal economy accounts for between 40% to 50% of sales worth about R360 billion annually and ensures that residents in townships and informal settlements have access to foodstuffs at their doorsteps, at affordable prices.