News on Food Trends from South Africa
Concern that price of frozen potato products in South Africa will increase
May 25, 2023There are concerns among some economists that the price of frozen potatoes may increase, adding to already high food inflation in South Africa.
Better Potatoes, Better Planet: McCain Farm of the Future Africa set to transform potato farming in South Africa
April 27, 2023McCain Foods Limited, one of South Africa’s leading frozen food manufacturers, has officially opened its Farm of the Future Africa in Lichtenburg, North West, the second of three locations planned by 2025.
AgroScout teams up with AECI Plant Health across Africa
August 30, 2022With almost 10 billion people to feed by 2050 and food production threatened by declining resources, global food security faces an immense challenge that needs to be addressed.
McCain Foods announces its second Farm of the Future. Location: South Africa
June 20, 2022McCain Foods Limited has unveiled plans for a second Farms of the Future in South Africa, as part of its drive to cut carbon emissions and tackle the impacts of climate change.
Potato farmers in South Africa set to benefit from mobile data sharing app
January 23, 2022The potato industry in South Africa is investing in various technologies to improve its sustainability and is in the process of developing a mobile app to improve communication with members.
Monitoring improves potato tuber moth control
September 23, 2021Potato tuber moth can be a potato producer’s nightmare. Fortunately, InteliGro’s extremely effective monitoring system not only help to control this pest successfully but allows producers to manage risks and reduce input costs over time.
New Potatoes South Africa awareness campaign highlights resilience
April 27, 2021Potatoes South Africa (PSA) has launched a bold new awareness campaign in a bid to create perspective about the resilience and performance of the potato industry’s stakeholders in the country, especially in the context of South Africa recently marking the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 disruption.
Willie Jacobs appointed as CEO of Potatoes South Africa (PSA)
February 01, 2021Willie Jacobs took over the leadership of Potatoes Potatoes South Africa (PSA) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after Dr. André Jooste, who as part of his career planning, left the organization after 9 years.
Key Technology and Heat and Control Form Strategic Partnership in South Africa and Sub-Saharan
November 10, 2020Key Technology, Inc. and Heat and Control Pty Ltd. announce an extension of their existing strategic partnership, supporting customers in Australia, New Zealand and India, to now include the region of South Africa and Sub-Saharan.
André Jooste is leaving Potatoes South Africa
November 10, 2020Dr. André Jooste, an agricultural economist who joined Potatoes South Africa eight years ago as chief executive officer, is leaving the organization at the end of the month for personal reasons.