Category archives for: Food & Drinks

Somalia to suffer worst drought in years

Starvation is set to kill many children in Somalia if no urgent relief aid is supplied. File photo

from SAAD MUSE in Mogadishu, Somalia Somalia Bureau MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – MORE than 2,2 million Somalis face severe hunger in the coming months as a result of a disastrous drought. The crisis is expected to peak between July and September. The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) said the number of hungry people in the […]

South Africa farming sector defying turbulence

Farmers checking out the demonstrations of real crops at the Agritech Expo at Chisamba in 2016

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town, South Africa CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE South African agricultural sector is projected to overcome severe challenges afflicting it in recent years. This as the country explores new markets, the grain industry experiencing a record-breaking year and an increase in hectarage. It is a welcome development for the […]

Commodities: China offers opportunities for South Africa avocado exports

Avocado

Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AVOCADOS have been identified as a key sub-sector to drive the policy ambition by the South African government to achieve export-led growth in agriculture. To attain that, experts have encouraged the country to follow Kenya’s path and drive exports of the fruit to China. According to the Department of […]

Digital literacy initiated for SA rural farmers

Small-scale chicken farmers set to contribute towards driving South African economy

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOME 350 small-scale farmers, mostly women and youth, in rural areas have received training in a programme aiming to equip the land tillers with literacy for the digital economy and knowledge society. Farmers from the northernmost Limpopo Province are the major beneficiaries. Vodacom Foundation, in partnership with United […]

Limpopo targets Easter in quest to be tourism mecca

ZCC followers dancing as they commemorate our Christian based faith of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Photo, file picture

by AKANI CHAUKE Acting News Editor POLOKWANE, (CAJ News) – THE Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) is making the most of the Easter period to market the province as a leading domestic destination of choice in the country. LTA views Easter as an important period because Limpopo is home to some big name churches in South […]

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