Throwback Thursday: Senwes after 100 years - from good, to better, to best

In the early nighties, the South African agricultural sphere, particularly the grain industry, needed a boost after the Anglo-Boer War. The then Transvaal Parliament adopted the first Cooperative Act in 1908 to make provision for the establishment, registration and control of cooperative agricultural organisations with an unlimited accountability. The scarcity of capital in agriculture was the main reason for this approach.


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Verbruikers dok meer op vir aartappels

  • 23 October 2020
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Suid-Afrikaanse verbruikers betaal sedert Junie vanjaar ongeveer 46% meer vir aartappels as ʼn jaar gelede. Dit beteken dat ʼn 10kg sak aartappels jou R83 uit die sak sal jaag, teenoor die gemiddelde prys van R34,40 aan die begin van die jaar.

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Noodroep na brande verwoesting saai

  • 23 October 2020
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In een van die ergste brande nog dié seisoen en die afgelope paar jaar, is sowat 100 000 ha in die Boshof/Dealesville/Hertzogville area verwoes. Derhalwe honderde stuks vee en wild wat doodgebrand het, het talle huise ook in die slag gebly.

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Kwik styg straks tot hittegolftoestande

  • 23 October 2020
  • 93

Suid-Afrikaners in die somerreënstreek kan hulself voorberei vir baie warm dagtemperature wat aan hittegolftoestande grens tot en met die einde van die maand.

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Senwes gerat om by te dra tot brandhulp

  • 23 October 2020
  • 116

Die brande in groot dele van die Vrystaat en Noord-Kaap beïnvloed nie net die slagoffers wat daardeur geraak word nie, maar ook die landbouwaardeketting in totaliteit. Om dié rede is dit belangrik dat ons kragte saamsnoer en alles moontlik doen om die impak van dié tragedie aan te spreek.

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International Day of Rural women

  • 16 October 2020
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15 October is International Rural women day. The day is earmarked to highlight the role that women play in carrying rural communities. The theme of this year’s International Rural Women’s Day is “Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of Covid-19”.

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Good news for the South African citrus industry

  • 16 October 2020
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At the beginning of 2020, the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service citrus annual report predicted that the South African citrus industry would continue to grow strongly in the production and export of soft citrus, lemons, and limes in the 2019/2020 season.

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Senwes enables food heroes to make a difference

  • 16 October 2020
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It is World Food Day, and as one of the United Nations’ most recognised observances, it offers an important opportunity to bring much needed awareness to the issue of food security.

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Nuwe perspektief kan voedselsekerheid op huishoudelike vlak help verseker

  • 16 October 2020
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Ter wille van groter voedselsekerheid op huishoudelike vlak is dit belangrik dat kleinboere en kommersiële boere sterk en betekenisvolle vennootskappe vorm. Hierdie vennootskappe moet voorts deur voldoende staatshulpbronne ondersteun word.

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Digital livestock identification and traceability system a first for SA

  • 09 October 2020
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If there is one thing the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us, it is the importance of bio- and food security. This not only contributes to customer satisfaction, but also to market confidence.

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Thoughts on South Africa’s Food Price Inflation

  • 09 October 2020
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The rising grain prices, which over the weekend I highlighted their impact on the livestock sector, present upside risks also to South Africa’s food price inflation. This is a case although the pass-through of the recent price increases remains fairly muted, with “bread and cereals” category of the food price inflation basket rising by only 2.8% y/y in August 2020, marginally up from the previous month.

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