Common Ground Welcome to the final issue of Harvest SA for 2016.
What a year it has been! Not only is it the hottest year on record world-wide, but rainfall has reached its lowest levels since rainfall first began to be recorded in 1904. Given
07 Dec 2016 - G. P.
Monitoring The Trade in Medicinal Plants The trade in medicinal plants is a complex, worldwide issue. An estimated 50 000 to 70 000 medicinal and aromatic species are harvested from the wild, according to Traffic
The international wildlife trade monitoring network. It placed the annual global export value of pharmaceutical plants alone at more than $2.2-billion in 2011.
05 Oct 2016 - D. o. E. A.
The Quiet Crime If a tree falls in a forest and no-one is around, does it make a sound? Forestry crime is cutting swathes through the world's rain forests
Forests are critical to the well-being of the planet, yet they are increasingly under threat as a result of large-scale logging – both legal and illegal. Trees help to
05 Oct 2016 - D. o. E. A.
Global Day of Service Elanco and Egg Producers Step up to Support Foodbank on Global Day of Service
Eggs aren't just delicious. They're also extremely nutritious, an excellent source of protein and provide essential nutrients. They’re outstanding value for money when one
05 Oct 2016
Abalone Poaching DAFF to be summoned to Western Cape Provincial Parliament
In a briefing to the Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, community stakeholders conveyed a devastating
05 Oct 2016
Mobilising investment and finance for Africa's agri sector The African Agri Council in partnership with Wesgro and the Western Cape Department of Agriculture brings the African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII), to Cape Town, South Africa 28 – 30 November 2016.
The Indaba is a key meeting place for investment in Africa’s agricultural and agro-processing sectors attracting over 600 international investors, bankers, governments,
31 Aug 2016
Western Cape agriculture advisory programme to be showcased at UN conference The Western Cape’s farmer support programme will be showcased at a United Nations conference later this year.
In October, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s extension advisory services system will be featured at the Committee on World Food Security at the UN’s Food
31 Aug 2016
Land Reform Progress with land reform, but there are concerns
South Africa has made progress with land reform and there is now more certainty with regard to some worrying aspects. “The government is now starting to accommodate a level
31 Aug 2016
The Reserve Bank will do its part to ensure competitive advantage Agribusinesses can rest assured that the South African Reserve Bank is committed to containing inflation.
“This will preserve our competitive advantage for exporting, secure our investment costs and create the foundation for expansion,” said Lesetja Kganyago, Reserve Bank
31 Aug 2016


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