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SIZA HELP OPKOMENDE PRODUSENTE MARKGEREED WORD

Deur Elise-Marie Steenkamp As jy Suid-Afrikaanse vrugte wil uitvoer, moet jy aan sekere vereistes voldoen. Of jy nou ’n mega-produsent, kleiner produsent of opkomende produsent is, die wetgewing en standaarde bly dieselfde. Een van die hekkies in produsente se pad…

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Challenges ahead for “celebrity” Cape honeybee

By Elise-Marie Steenkamp The Cape honeybee might have global celebrity status in the insect world, but there are many challenges to secure the future of this “famous bee variety” and sustain its contribution as an apex pollinator in the Western…

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The process behind Provar’s fruit tastings

Provar’s well-known fruit tastings showcase the latest cultivars and selections that belong to IP representatives and fruit breeders. The fruit tasting provides an opportunity for industry and consumers to taste, discuss and see the samples, simultaneously Provar gains valuable insight…

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Simply the Best – Meet Vivian Jakobs

By Gerrit Rautenbach After obtaining his matric in 1994, Vivian Jakobs’s journey through the world of deciduous fruit began with him checking out the playing field. In 2000 he joined Swaarmoed Boerdery in the Warm Bokkeveld. That’s where he crossed…

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Christi van den Heever: Vrugte, pype en respek

Christi Van den Heever (38) is vas oortuig dat Suid-Afrikaanse landbou ’n blink toekoms het. Anna Mouton het 2023 se Agri Wes-Kaap Santam Jongboer van die Jaar ontmoet. Van den Heever het in Namakwaland grootgeword maar reeds op ouderdom sewe…

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Jong leiers in die Langkloof

Ontmoet twee van die nuwe generasie produsente wat Hortgro se bedryfsleierskapprogram voltooi het. Wilhelm Loock (links) en Kosie Zondagh Hortgro het die bedryfsleierskapprogram in 2022 geloods om jong mense in die sagtevrugtebedryf as toekomstige bedryfsleiers te help toerus deur hulle…

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Cape Town port: Improvements, but long road ahead…

New management, more transparency, better cooperation, and ongoing improvements have helped to turn around the backlog at the Cape Town port (CTP) for fruit exports. It is, however, still a long road ahead to get port productivity on par with the…

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Agriculture and the NMW increase quandary

Agriculture is one of the biggest employers of unschooled labour. Over the past ten years, the minimum wage has been amended substantially and rightly so, but as a sector, already under duress, with high input costs, global trade challenges, logistical…

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Jong bedryfsleier — Debbie Schreuder

Debbie Schreuder het in Prins Alfred Hamlet grootgeword en reeds tydens haar skoolvakansies ervaring in vrugtepakhuise opgebou. Sy het ’n B.Com. in logistiek aan Universiteit Stellenbosch voltooi en haar loopbaan by ’n vervoermaatskappy begin. In 2009 het sy na Delecta…

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DECIDUOUS FRUIT INDUSTRY REELING UNDER FLOOD DISASTER

The South African deciduous fruit industry is reeling under the impact of the recent floods in key production areas, particularly in Elgin, Grabouw, Vyeboom and Villiersdorp (EGVV), parts of the Klein Karoo, and Franschhoek. During crisis talks with the Western…

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Jong bedryfsleier — Gerrit van der Merwe

Gerrit van der Merwe is die derde generasie vrugteprodusent op die plaas Fonteintjie in die Koue Bokkeveld. Hy het sy B.Sc.Agric. met hortologie en landbou-ekonomie aan Universiteit Stellenbosch voltooi en aangebly vir ’n M.Sc.Agric. onder leiding van Prof. Wiehann Steyn…

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