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Global food prices rise in August

International quotations for sugar, vegetable oils and coarse grains increased from July, while worldwide cereal harvests remain on course to hit annual record...

3 Sep 2020

Global food prices continue to rise in July

According to a United Nations report, global food prices continue their upward trajectory for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products...

6 Aug 2020

Report examines food price drivers and discrepancies during pandemic

The Competition Commission said that of the 1,600 complaints received under the excessive pricing and consumer protection regulations by the end of June, 19% related to basic food products...

17 Jul 2020

Cape Town's port problems cause citrus exports to be redirected

"In the last month or so, vessels have been waiting outside the port for two weeks before they could berth, some export orders from three months ago have not been shipped yet, and several importers have been waiting for more than a month after the delivery date to receive their containers."

By Fred Meintjes 7 Jul 2020

Global food commodity prices rebound in June

The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks international prices of the most traded food commodities, averaged 93.2 points in June, some 2.4% higher than the previous month...

2 Jul 2020

SA leads Africa's maize trade during Covid-19

The ongoing Covid-19 crisis has brought significant uncertainty to global trade, largely due to disruptions in supply chains and weakening demand...

By Casey Delport 29 Jun 2020

A positive outlook for SA's agricultural exports

Canada, Brazil, the US and Ireland continue to report closures of meat-processing plants because of Covid-19 infections. This essentially means that if the disruptions in various meat plants persist for some time and spill over into the global market, SA would not be spared from the price impact, particularly on poultry products...

By Casey Delport 18 May 2020

Global food commodity prices drop in April

FAO expects subdued usage to push up cereal stocks in 2019/20 and FAO's first forecast for wheat markets in 2020/21 points to continued growth in inventories...

7 May 2020

Wholesalers requested to provide list of agricultural products

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development requests all interested wholesalers, distributors or agribusiness outlets to provide a list of specific agricultural production inputs they have in stock...

21 Apr 2020

African farmers lose export market access amidst Covid-19 crisis

Millions of African smallholder farmers who grow fruits and vegetables (FFV) for export have lost market access as flights are cancelled and borders restricted around the world...

16 Apr 2020

Food For Mzansi, Grobank hosted free webinar

Food For Mzansi and Grobank presented a free webinar under the theme 'We shall overcome: South African agriculture beyond Covid-19'...

Issued by Grobank Limited 15 Apr 2020

#BizTrends2020: Sustainability to drive coffee growth in 2020

Coffee has fuelled people's mornings for hundreds of years, and like other fuels, it comes with its own unique environmental issues...

By Jonathan Robinson 9 Jan 2020

Ensuring fishers' safety while managing aquatic resources

"Every hour four fishers die doing their job - not just men, women too. Human rights violations and unacceptable practices at different stages of the value chain are increasing in fisheries and aquaculture."

22 Nov 2019

Global food prices rise in October

Export prices rise for wheat, maize, sugar and palm oil, but decline for cheese, poultry and sunflower oil...

7 Nov 2019

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