New bird flu vaccines are being trialled by Wageningen University, with results expected in December.
A South African woman has won a place in the Guinness book of records for eating the most chicken feet in one minute.
South Africa’s official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, has published a long list of food items it believes should be exempted from VAT.
Small-scale poultry farmer Ade Camngca has been waging a Twitter campaign for the removal of VAT from poultry feed.
Speaking in parliament, Minister Patel reaffirmed recent tariff decisions and said the government would not slash tariffs across the board.
While South Africa’s agricultural sector has done well for the past few years, fruit farmers will face much lower profits because of rising costs over the next decade.
Contract growers – independent farmers who supply chickens to large poultry operations – are a key part of South Africa’s poultry industry.
While South African exports are expanding in volume and value, they are concentrated in too few markets, argues economist Wandile Sihlobo.
The European Union does a magnificent job of protecting its own industries, markets and workers from competition it views as unfair.
The decision to suspend anti-dumping duties on dumped chicken imports is affecting industries across southern Africa.
A price rise for imported rice may soon hit consumers’ pockets.
Agri SA says continued power outages could threaten food security because of food shortages and high prices.
As millions of people go hungry, more than 30% of the world’s food production is wasted.
The Ukraine war has highlighted the need for Africa to produce more of its own food, as 340 million people in Africa face food insecurity.
The SA Poultry Association has drawn a careful distinction between legal, illegal and dumped chicken imports.
When will foreign poultry producers take advantage of the suspension of South African anti-dumping duties?
French poultry producers want to stop duty-free poultry imports from Ukraine which are meant to help the war-torn country’s battered economy.
British prime minister, Liz Truss, plans to scrap the country’s sugar tax.
Bird flu in Europe keeps getting worse, and with outbreaks now year-round instead of seasonal, the disease is becoming endemic.
The latest victims of bird flu in South Africa have been four African penguins in a colony at Boulders in Cape Town.
Support for removing the 15% value added tax (VAT) from chicken has come from South Africa’s official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance.
Encouraging news for South Africa’s cash-strapped consumers is that food price inflation is close to its peak, and may already have peaked.
Rainbow Chickens, South Africa’s second largest poultry producer, is on the way to being separated from its parent company, RCL Foods.
Poultry producers in the SA Customs Union (SACU) have won an arbitration case which rejected an EU bid to overturn safeguard duties on imported chicken.
Botswana and Namibia have banned vegetable imports from South Africa.
Chicken may be a surprise item for discussion when President Cyril Ramaphosa meets President Joe Biden in Washington next week.
The AGOA treaty gives South Arica duty-free access to US markets for nearly 7000 items. But this deal has comes with strings attached.
Local poultry producers will try to persuade the government that chicken importers, not consumers, benefit from the suspension of anti-dumping duties.
The SA Poultry Association says anti-dumping duties do not push up the retail price of chicken and that dumped imports are sold in shops at market prices.
The Food and Allied Workers’ Union FAWU says 2 500 members were among the 9 000 workers who had lost their jobs between 2011 and 2017.
A South African chicken producer says failure to implement anti-dumping duties means it will have to cut overheads, labour and employment costs.
Rainbow Chicken, South Africa’s second-largest poultry producer, has added its voice to the calls for the immediate imposition of anti-dumping […]