Industry News

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.

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.

INC - International Nut & Dried Fruit Council - Statistical Yearbook 2017-2018

The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council Foundation (INC), founded in 1983, is the international source for information on Nuts and Dried Fruits. The present report gathers world production statistics of nuts and dried fruits from 2007/2008 to 2017/2018 seasons, and worldwide imports, exports and estimated consumption data until 2016.

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.

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.

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.

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.