Category: Communications

Category: Communications

Blueberry industry booming with export potential in Asian markets
24th September 2019 Articles,Communications,News Leon van Wyk

George and the Garden Route could benefit further from blueberry production and export markets. Blueberries are labour intensive providing 3 to 4 jobs per hectare. Exports have grown rapidly in recent times along with the increase in jobs. https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/companies/land-and-agriculture/2019-08-21-booming-blueberry-industry-eyes-asian-markets/

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Truffles in the Southern Cape at R21000 per kg
23rd September 2019 Articles,Communications,News Leon van Wyk

Some enterprising farmers are growing sought-after high value truffles in the Southern Cape as described in the attached Financial Mail article. https://www.businesslive.co.za/fm/life/food/2019-06-20-truffles-sas-black-gold/

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Avocados growing in the George area
23rd September 2019 Articles,Communications,News Leon van Wyk

The Southern Cape is South Africa’s newest and smallest avocado region. It helps fill the gap between the producing seasons of Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal whereupon the Southern Cape avocado harvest follows until into January. At this stage this region’s avocado potential is limited by water access, soil types and the possibility of winter rainfall during
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