Is Organic Farming the Future?

Is Organic Farming the future? According to Andrew Dunham an Organic farmer in the US – “Organic is much more mainstream now. More and more people seek it out. Demand just keeps going up and up – rising by double digits annually.” Consumers are becoming more aware of their food consumption, the pesticides, GM crops and antibiotics, among other stringent …

Food Waste in SA

Food Waste in SA… I stumbled across a truly eye-opening article by Christene Oliver in the Daily Maverick. Focusing on waste, I feel everyone should read about the shameful secret of food waste in South Africa.

Farm-Worker’s dilemma

Farm-Worker’s dilemma… The constant strikes and protests of farm workers for salary increases got me thinking. How should the government be more involved, create more work possibilities and address the housing issue?

How are we going to feeding a growing population by 2050?

Feeding a growing population… The global population is expected to surpass nine billion by 2050. There are many agricultural challenges to produce more food and fibre to feed this growing population. The following possible solutions to food scarcity were discussed with two main actions: Making more food and changing our lifestyle.

Costs determining the Diesel prices…

Costs determining the Diesel prices… The price increase last night and the ever- changing fluctuations of Diesel got me questioning how the costs are determined of Diesel prices as the effects on the fruit production and logistics are astronomical.

Poor local fruit quality

Poor Local fruit quality due to good exporting prices… According to a recent article in FruitPlaza, the supply of fruit to our local market in South Africa from its local growers are having a detrimental effect due to good exports prices of fresh produce, especially oranges. “A procurement manager for one of the main retailers in South Africa said that despite …

South African Citrus Season

South African Citrus season coming to an end… The South African Citrus exports are slowly coming to an end as the last few exports from the Western Cape is wrapping up a great season. There was a good citrus harvest on the trees in South Africa this year, smaller sizes but larger volumes.  CBS and the “political” problem that comes …

Asia Fruit Logistica

Asia Fruit Logistica confirming that supply to other markets should be promoted… This year’s Asia Fruit Logistca kicked off in a very hot Hong Kong on the 2nd of September until the 4th of September, showing a rapid growth of 32% on exhibition space, 20% on exhibitors and 14% increased visitors – one of which was our own Mr Robert …

What does Quality actually mean?

I am naturally very observant when it comes to my food and the quality of it; this is most probably due to external influence of the false perception of Quality. I have read many different points of view on what Quality actually mean. And it boiled down to the following; Product Quality has become a competitive issue. Quality is universal …