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31 January 2019: Agriculture Minister enjoys rare exposure to fruit industry
Preceding his Service Delivery Forum at Erinvale Golf Estate in Somerset West, the Minister and his delegation - hosted by Fruit SA - visited a packhouse at the Two-A-Day farm in Grabouw, where they observed first-hand the packing process of apples.
21 January 2019: Fruitnet: Minister reassures RSA farmers on land
South Africa’s minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, has assured the country’s farmers that land in productive use will not be seized without compensation.
7 January 2019: #BizTrends 2019: Agriculture: The future's uncertain, but our vision doesn't have to be
Stats SA's announcement of 2.2% GDP growth for Q3 of 2018 made SA's exit from the recession official. This time it was thanks to the secondary and tertiary sectors, which grew by 4,5% and 2,6% respectively.
11 December 2018: Fresh Plaza: South African fruit industry expansion shows faith in the future
“We were in Beijing last month and at the same time a Chinese delegation was in South Africa engaging with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the issues of pears and citrus [South African pears are next in line to be granted access to China while the latter wants access for its citrus to South Africa]", says Dr Konanani Liphadzi, Fruit SA CEO.
7 December 2018: Fruitnet: South Africans establish Fruit Desk
The South African fresh produce industry will introduce a special 'desk' to assist and advise it on policy development, keep track of trade issues, and represent it at forums where the industry bodies cannot adequately cover events.
27 November 2018: Bizcommunity.com: Market access sustains SA's fresh fruit industry
It’s the time of year when we tap into our affinity for relationships, which we hardly view alongside billions of rands, or the creation of thousands of much needed jobs. Well, when it comes to market access, SA’s R44 billion fresh fruit industry does just that.
24 October 2018: IOL: Educate children about nutrition
Teaching our children about nutrition, as well as the dangers of obesity, is critical. Why not start with their fruit consumption?
19 October 2018: Bizcommunity.com: Fruit South Africa: Sow the critical seeds of fruit consumption amongst our kids
We owe it to our children to advocate for their awareness around nutrition and obesity, and their fruit consumption seems a good place to start. Thankfully, if you held up an orange or an apple in front of a South African child, there's no question that their identification of the fruit would be accurate.