Coverage – Articles
7 May 2019
Bizcommunity.com: Transformation – All hands on deck
Transformation is a key focus of our industry agenda and it aligns with the theme of inclusivity that currently permeates the global narrative. But we need to get past the futile debate as to whether transformation is a key performance area (KPA) for government, the industry or both. It’s a collective responsibility.
12 April 2019
Bizcommunity.com: Doing more with less
Doing more with less is a theme that’s found its way into the narratives of all our economic sectors, in one way or another. The agricultural sector – and the fruit industry – has certainly not been spared, especially when it comes to the dwindling natural resource of water.
31 January 2019
Agriculture Minister enjoys rare exposure to fruit industry
Preceding his Service Delivery Forum at Erinvale Golf Estate in Somerset West, the Minister and his delegation – hosted by Fruit SA – visited a packhouse at the Two-A-Day farm in Grabouw, where they observed first-hand the packing process of apples.
21 January 2019
Fruitnet: Minister reassures RSA farmers on land
South Africa’s minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, has assured the country’s farmers that land in productive use will not be seized without compensation.
7 January 2019
#BizTrends 2019: Agriculture: The future’s uncertain, but our vision doesn’t have to be
Stats SA’s announcement of 2.2% GDP growth for Q3 of 2018 made SA’s exit from the recession official. This time it was thanks to the secondary and tertiary sectors, which grew by 4,5% and 2,6% respectively.
10 December 2018
Business Live: Inclusivity is the only way forward
The latest Agbiz/IDC agribusiness confidence index results for Q4 (marking a drop to 42 points — the lowest level in nine years), as well as Statistics SA’s Q3 GDP results for agriculture are sobering. In 2017, an euphoric wave permeated the agricultural sector when the sector was lauded as the single largest contributor to GDP, for two consecutive quarters.
27 November 2018
Bizcommunity.com: Market access sustains SA’s fresh fruit industry
It’s the time of year when we tap into our affinity for relationships, which we hardly view alongside billions of rands, or the creation of thousands of much needed jobs. Well, when it comes to market access, SA’s R44 billion fresh fruit industry does just that.
24 October 2018
IOL: Educate children about nutrition
Teaching our children about nutrition, as well as the dangers of obesity, is critical. Why not start with their fruit consumption?
19 October 2018
Bizcommunity.com: Fruit South Africa: Sow the critical seeds of fruit consumption amongst our kids
We owe it to our children to advocate for their awareness around nutrition and obesity, and their fruit consumption seems a good place to start. Thankfully, if you held up an orange or an apple in front of a South African child, there’s no question that their identification of the fruit would be accurate.
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