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News archive - February-2014

SA landbou steier onder ergste droogte sedert 1992

Suid-Afrika se landbousektor kan vanjaar verliese van R10 miljard ly weens die ergste droogte sedert 1992. Veral boere wat mielies, sonneblomme en sojabone in KwaZulu-Natal, die Vrystaat, Limpopo, Noordwes en die Noord-Kaap verbou, gaan sukkel. 
- Netwerk24 

05.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Banks’ multi-billion rand agri rescue plan

The Banking Association of South Africa has committed itself to an ambitious 15-year financing plan for SA agriculture. Luyolo Mkentane spoke to the association’s GM, Pierre Venter, about the options and practicalities.
- Farmer's Weekly

05.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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New tariffs will support local wheat price

Customs duty on wheat has been increased from 46,lc/kg to 80,01c/kg and on wheaten flour from 69,2c/kg to 120,02c/kg.
- Farmer's Weekly 

03.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Making PPPs work

Public private partnerships (PPP) were crucial to ensuring that South Africa remained food-secure. Such partnerships needed to be well-balanced, include stakeholders in the agricultural value chain, and be sustainable, delegates said at the Vision 2030 Summit held in Johannesburg recently.
- Farmer's Weekly 

03.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Government to invest R2bn in agri-parks

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has set aside R2 billion for the establishments of agri-parks. Of this, R626,3 million will be used for the acquisition of 185 OOOha of strategically-located land for smallholder farmers who produce within the agri-parks, while R362,8 million will be used for the recapitalisation and development of farms that form part of the agri-parks.
- Farmer's Weekly 

03.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Agriculture to benefit from boost in railway spending

Rail infrastructure is set to receive a major boost as government mqves ahead with the implementation the National Development Plan (NDP).
- Farmer's Weekly 

03.07.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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