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NUWE ERA VAN LEIERSKAPSONTWIKKELING

In die verlede, het Hortgro opleiding en ontwikkeling gefasiliteer deur verskeie programme wat hoofsaaklik beursskemas, navorsingsprogramme en mentorskap-en opleidingsprogramme ingesluit het. Beurse, aan voorgraadse- en nagraadse studente, asook opleiding en mentorskap is maar ‘n aspek van die verskeie transformasie inisiatiewe wat…

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Hortgro 1662 Industry Award goes to Buks Nel and Henk Griessel

By Elise-Marie Steenkamp The formidable duo, Buks Nel and Henk Griessel, are this year’s recipients of the coveted Hortgro 1662 Industry Award for their invaluable contribution to the South African deciduous fruit industry. The 1662 Industry Award was initiated by…

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Load shedding blues

Load shedding in January came at an extremely inconvenient time for deciduous fruit producers, with harvesting, packing and cold store operations currently reaching a seasonal peak. Hortgro's executive director, Anton Rabe, says: "Farms and packhouses had to make adjustments such…

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FRUIT INDUSTRY TRANSFORMATION WORKING GROUP – ANNUAL REVIEW 2019

Fruit South Africa and the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) established the Fruit Industry Value Chain Round Table (FIVCRT) as a valuable platform that brings together government; parastatals; the fruit industry and civil society for fruitful…

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‘SHIPS A-SAILIN’ AMIDST COVID CHALLENGES

"Industry high standards, agility, and resilience made quick adaptions possible." During Week 25 of the current pome fruit season, there was a marked increase in apple exports. This in contrast to previous weeks where the impact of Covid-19 played havoc…

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COVID-19 AND THE DECIDUOUS FRUIT INDUSTRY

April 2022 President lifts national state of disaster As you are aware, President Cyril Ramaphosa has lifted South Africa’s national state of disaster more than two years after it was first declared in response to the COVID-19pandemic. Full details of…

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US Agri Delegation Visits Deciduous Industry

Text and photographs: Carmé Naudé The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) in partnership with California farm organizations and research institutions traveled to the Western Cape during August to build international collaborations with South African partners and share best…

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WITTE WIJNAPPEL BACK IN COMPANY’S GARDEN

Company’s Garden reclaims a piece of its history The return of the first apple tree planted in the iconic Company’s Garden in the late 1650s is a remarkable story, made possible through a partnership between Tru-Cape, Hortgro and the Cape…

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HORTGRO MEETS WITH SU RECTOR

Procuring academic excellence to solve industry problems A team from Hortgro recently met with Stellenbosch University (SU) Rector, Prof Wim de Villiers, and his senior management team to align the strategic goals of both parties. Hortgro’s current investment in research…

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STATUTORY MEASURES PROCESS

RENEWAL OF STATUTORY MEASURES – PERIOD 2019 - 2023 During the Hortgro Pome and Stone Fruit Producer Council meetings in September 2018, it was agreed that Hortgro proceeds with the process to renew statutory measures, including a new levy cycle,…

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Agriculture key to future

“Agriculture holds the key to the future of this country. It has the potential to resolve and unlock many of our most pressing problems, such as land reform, food security, job creation, and how to manage climate change, to name but a few. “
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Water fact file

Western Cape agriculture lost R5.6-billion and 30 000 jobs because of the recent drought. The sector employs 340 000 people and contributes 10% to the provincial GDP. Earlier this month industry groupings called on the government to reveal how much…

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