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How Karsten Group Became One of South Africa’s Top Grape Exporters50 years ago, the Karsten Group was founded as a simple family farm business. Today, it is a respected table grape grower-exporter in South Africa and one of its largest fresh fruit producers and exporters. The main reason behind this success? Investing in its own employees. September 10, 2018
Andrew D
South African Table Grape Industry returns to Normal Crop and Positive GrowthSouth African Table Grape Industry returns to Normal Crop and Positive Growth August 27, 2018
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A Promising Future Expected for South African PecansAt the recent China International Tree Nuts Conference, Alfonso Visser, CEO of Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts and SA Pecans, discussed the South African pecan industry and its plans to further increase production and exports to China August 23, 2018
Andrew
China to Produce Half of Global Macadamia Crop by 2022China's national macadamia production is predicted to reach 190,000 tons nut-in-shell by 2022—about half the predicted global total. But the there are still a lot of issues with quality. August 21, 2018
Dan Siekman

Macadamia seedlings growing in Yunnan province, China. Image: Sino-Australian Agricultural Technology Development Company

Good South African table grape crop realised despite ongoing drought The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) realised a good table grape crop of just over 62 million cartons (4,5 kg equivalent cartons) despite producers facing the worst drought ever recorded in the Western parts of the country. June 05, 2018
Produce Report
Bells of joy ring over new SA table grape variety launched in BerlinNew South African bred red seedless table grape launched at Fruit Logistica. February 14, 2018
Anonymous
SA table grape harvest volume resilient despite drought The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) says the country’s harvest is resilient with volumes stabilising despite the worst drought in decades. The 4th Crop Estimate for the 2017/18 table grape season shows the upper and lower limits about 16,8% and 12,2% lower, respectively than the previous record 2016/2017 season. The new estimate is between 56,2 million and 59,3 million cartons, reflecting an unchanged upper limit and a slight increase in the lower limit. February 05, 2018
Anonymous
Factors Driving South African Grapefruit Export Growth in AsiaSouth Africa has witnessed its grapefruit exports rise from 9.5 million cartons in 2006 to an estimated 14.8 million cartons for 2017. In an interview with Produce Report, Mr. Justin Chadwick, CEO of the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa, gave his insight as to the main reasons behind this success and discussed his views on the Chinese market. August 20, 2017
Jing Zang
Updated South African Macadamia 2017 Crop ForecastThe Southern African Macadamia Growers’ Association has conducted a round of data collection from approximately 80% of the registered handlers representing approximately 95% of the macadamia industry’s total production volume. June 02, 2017
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Joy Wing Mau to Form New Joint Ventures with Capespan and HortifrutJoy Wing Mau and Capespan will form a new JV covering many parts of Asia, while a JV with Hortifrut will produce berries in mainland China. JWM has also recently acquired a stake in Shennong Variety Management of New Zealand. March 24, 2017
Dan Siekman

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