Industry News

Nut industry hit with unanticipated market impacts and lockdowns in China

The International Nut Council (INC) Conference, which took place from 11-13 May in Dubai, has revealed that together with all other tree nuts, South Africa's macadamias have not been spared the fall-out of back-log into ports around the world; especially in China, one of the country's largest trading partners.

Green Farms confidently forward sold setting a solid start for SA's macadamias in 2022

Green Farms Nut Company (GFNC) this month announces its annual price offer to farmers at a series of events hosted at the company’s factories throughout the country's key growing regions.

Green Farms offer sets a solid start for SA’s macadamias in 2022

Market complexity and global uncertainty bring a levelling of a 10-year run of record-level prices for macadamias. The GFNC price offer once more sets an industry precedent for competitor processing organisations to match.

Onsekerheid knyp makadamiapryse

Na tien jaar van rekordpryse vir makadamianeute bevind die bedryf hom nou in 'n kopersmark met pryse wat sywaarts beweeg, en oorskotte van sommige produkte in die wereld se makadamia-produserende lande.

Green & Gold Macadamias Market report: August / September 2020

The macadamia industry’s structure and size places it resiliently, perhaps also uniquely, given the current macro context within which we are operating. Supply is down this year, and raw material (nut inshell) contracts are committed at the start of each season. We eagerly observe trends as they emerge.

Industry Statistics on the Southern African Macadamia Industry

According to the latest tree sales data received from nurseries for 2017, the Macadamia industry is still growing rapidly. In 2017 the Southern African Macadamia Industry planted 5000 new hectares Macadamias.

Natural vegetation and bug abundance promote insectivorous bat activity in macadamia orchards, South Africa

South Africa is the world's largest producer of macadamias and the industry continues to grow. Insectivorous bat species are important for pest control, but bat populations are declining.

Pioneering macadamia as a food ingredient

SA’s largest macadamia group, Green & Gold Macadamias, has developed some interesting ingredient applications using this versatile and highly popular nut.

A tough nut to crack: Macadamia firm explores innovations in the ingredient sector

Green & Gold Macadamia is discovering ways of using macadamias as an ingredient and hopes to capitalise on the growing dairy-free trend among consumers.

Nuts for nuts: market value for macadamias up a whopping 72%

How are these interesting facts about macadamias: Multi-billion dollar tree nut industry in demand with global consumption up 60% over the last ten years. Over 100% more macadamias exported around the globe over last 10 years.

A expert’s guide to macadamia fertilisation

Dr Gerhard Nortje breaks down the macadamia initiation, growth, correct soil pH and nutrient balance and many more crucial elements for a sustainable and profitable production of macadamia trees.

Macadamia crop to double globally over next 4 years

Tree nut consumption has increased by 60% globally, as more and more people are eating them. As a result of its taste and health benefits, growing demand for macadamias has seen 112% exported across the world over the last ten years.

‘A fundamental shift’: Nuts crack healthy fat demand

Demand for products containing nuts is on the rise, in no small part thanks to a growing awareness of the difference between ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ fats.

Moving adult macadamia trees for the better gain

For impatient macadamia farmers, who do not want to wait at least nine years before breaking even on the cost of planting new trees, there is now a quicker way to get that return.