The Three Faces of Packaging Materials

The term ‘packaging’ encompasses many disciplines and functions that are used to enclose and protect products (food, clothing, consumer products etc.) for distribution, storage, sale, and use. However, the term also refers to the processes involved in the designing, evaluating and production of various types of packaging. Faced with the good – the positive influence…

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In December 2015, a new wine and food destination opened slightly off the beaten track in the picturesque Nuy Valley … and soon became an iconic landmark on the R60 between Worcester and Robertson. Today, Nuy Winery’s Nuy on the hill tasting room and restaurant is firmly established as a highly recommended and memorable experience,…

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Wes-Kaap Jongoer 2021

Alexander Gibson: Agri Wes-Kaap Santam Landbou se Jongboer van die Jaar 2021 Die 32-jarige Alexander Gibson van Ceres in die Witzenberg Vallei is Woensdagaand 19 Mei tydens ‘n glansgeleentheid in die Paarl as die Agri Wes-Kaap Santam Landbou Jongboer van die Jaar aangewys. Hy sal die Wes-Kaap later vanjaar by die nasionale Agri SA Toyota…

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The Juice Box

One of the many opportunities for farmers worldwide to grow markets, turnover and raise profit margins is by adding value to crops through agro (food) processing. Without the aid of food processing, we would not have the convenience of the large variety of food products available in supermarkets and other food outlets. One of the…

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A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children

A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, its complex connections with food security are developing too. Lockdowns have disrupted livelihoods and trade. Food prices have increased. The World Food Programme estimates that over 270 million people are at risk of food insecurity around the globe – an increase from…

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Boer van die maand

Ons boer van die maand in die Januarie 2021 uitgawe is Lourens en Ignatius de Jager van Helderwater Boerdery (Edms) Bpk, op die plaas Witfontein, 80 km suid-oos van Kuruman op die Ghaapse plato. Waar dit als begin het Lourens vertel van die geskiedenis van die De Jagers in Kuruman: ‘’In 1913 het my oupa,…

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Wetlands project at tip of Africa shows the way to ecological recovery

A wetlands project close to the southern tip of Africa is a shining example of environmental recovery that needs to be replicated the world over if we are to turn the tide on wetland loss. The Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area (NWSMA), close to Cape Agulhas, is a unique conservation venture made up of 25…

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#SaveSAWine creates a buzz with mural project

The South African Wine Industry Transformation Unit (SAWITU) participated in the #SaveSAWine campaign, run by Erica Taylor of Uncorkified. This campaign is known for creating a buzz around South African wine and they more than lived up to the expectation with the unveiling of the #savesawinemuralproject, championed by Sarah Krone of Robinson & Sinclair and…

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Better Farm Security

Preventing farm attacks with better farm security is something that should be on everyone’s mind, farmer or not. No farmer, no food, as simple as that. We cannot afford to have our farmers driven from the land. This article provides an insight as to how to approach your farm’s security in a practical manner that…

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