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Fynbos industry told to improve disease controls

The European Union has tasked Dutch authorities to inspect horticultural products which enter Europe, to assess potential pests and diseases. This has major implications for the South African fynbos industry, in particular the wild fynbos harvesters.

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Flower Valley features in Veld & Flora

Flower Valley features in the current edition of Veld & Flora magazine. The feature highlights six-year research undertaken by the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI), which sought to look at the impacts of harvesting on different fynbos species. The research...

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Latest SIZA News

Siza News – January 2014 Siza/Sedex Update Siza Capacity Building Programme Roll Out Agreement with Wieta Download Newsletter in English Download Newsletter in Afrikaans

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New offices for Flower Valley

Flower Valley Conservation Trust has moved into new offices in Bredasdorp. This office is the home of the Trust’s administrative activities. However, the Trust’s official home remains Flower Valley Farm, based just outside Gansbaai, in the Overstrand Municipality. The...

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Flower Valley showcased in new TMF book

Flower Valley Conservation Trust features in a new book detailing the activities of the Table Mountain Fund (TMF) over the last 20 years. The TMF has been a supporter and donor of the Trust and the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) in the past. The book celebrates...

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SIZA’s latest news

SIZA membership is growing with the total currently at 362 members. The breakdown of membership is as follows: Producer/Pack-house: 303 Pack houses: 36 Exporters: 16 Importers: 1 Retailers / Industry associations: 6 If you are a member of SIZA you can remain visible...

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Fynbos Voice No. 6

Wild fynbos harvester survey assesses extent of broadcast sowing. A survey assessing to what extent wild fynbos harvesters are making use of broadcast sowing has been released. The survey was undertaken by the Protea Producers of South Africa, with the purpose of...

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PPSA Newsletter June 2013

PPSA’s newsletter is now available. Trade Fairs/Exhibitions/National Pavilions – 2013 & 2014 The SAFEC Board identified potential participation in a number of trade fairs, exhibitions and national pavilions over the next 12 to 18 months. The list of events...

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Fynbos Voice No 5

Boosting fynbos profitability through a joint forum The impact of lower prices for fynbos products experienced last year could have been minimised, had a joint marketing forum been available. That’s according to delegates at the first Fynbos Joint Marketing Forum...

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Your own Erica ID kit:

There are around 660 Erica species in the Cape Floral Kingdom. On Flower Valley Farm, we’ve got 19 Erica species. (Most notably, you’ll find the Endangered Erica irregularis.) We’ve compiled an Erica ID kit of the main Erica species you’ll find in our area. And we’re making this kit available to those who have Adopted a Hectare on Flower Valley Farm.