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Market trends for organic food

Are South African growers missing out? By Anna Mouton Global sales of organic food increased to nearly 110 billion euros in 2019. The positive impact of COVID-19 on the demand for organic food is expected to translate into even better…

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Lessons learnt from organic farming

Lessons learnt from two decades of organic stone fruit production, by Anna Mouton. Good things are said to be hard to find — and this is certainly true of organic growers of deciduous fruit in South Africa. Consumer demand for…



In the last few decades, there has been a call to move away from traditional, highly toxic agricultural inputs to safer, less toxic products. As such, there has been a greater emphasis on research into and development of biological products.…

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