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As the SA Reserve Bank steadies, low rates continue to spur confidence in agriculture
As the SA Reserve Bank steadies, low rates continue to spur confidence in agricultureArticle

The Sarb considered risks to both growth and inflation as balanced, and signalled no intention to make further cuts for the remainder of 2020. However, in the second half of 2021 we may see the first round of hikes...

Paul Makube 2 days ago

Joint effort keeps South Africa's agricultural sector thriving during pandemic
Joint effort keeps South Africa's agricultural sector thriving during pandemicArticle

At the outset of the Covid-19 lockdown, agriculture and the food sector were classified as essential services to avoid disrupting the nation's food supply. But there were always concerns about whether the agricultural value chains and logistics could work efficiently when most other sectors of the economy had ground to a halt...

Wandile Sihlobo 2 days ago

Anzisha Prize 2020 reveals finalists
Anzisha Prize 2020 reveals finalistsArticle

The Anzisha Prize has revealed its top 20 finalists for 2020. Winners will be announced at this year's Anzisha Prize Conference on the 27 October 2020...

3 days ago

Local poultry production shows moderate growth
Local poultry production shows moderate growthArticle

The production of South African poultry increased by 5% in the first eight months of 2020 when compared to the same period last year...

15 Sep 2020

Agribusiness confidence rebounds in Q3
Agribusiness confidence rebounds in Q3Article

After deteriorating from the 50-point mark to 39 in the second quarter, the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) rebounded to 51 in the third quarter of 2020...

14 Sep 2020

Covid-19 threatens the South African potato industry
Covid-19 threatens the South African potato industryArticle

The South African potato industry is under threat due to a surplus of frozen and processed potato products in Europe. This surplus is a result of a decreased demand brought on by the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic...

11 Sep 2020

SA agriculture posts strong growth in Q2 of 2020
SA agriculture posts strong growth in Q2 of 2020Article

Following a good start to 2020 with first quarter agriculture GDP rebounding strongly by 28.6% quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted annualised, the sector posted another impressive growth of 15% in the second quarter of 2020 which made it the only positive contributor with a 0.3 of a percentage point...

Paul Makube 8 Sep 2020

African farmers are younger than you think. Here is why
African farmers are younger than you think. Here is whyArticle

Africa is far from having an ageing farming population. What is missing is a critical mass of skilled, young farmers with access to finance who could drive productivity in farming...

Felix Kwame Yeboah and Thomas Jayne 7 Sep 2020

Newly launched virtual event to bring African agrofood, plastprintpack industries together
Newly launched virtual event to bring African agrofood, plastprintpack industries togetherArticle

The four-day event brings leading global manufacturers and decision-makers from the African agrofood and plastprintpack industries together, creating a network of valuable business contacts.

3 Sep 2020

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Big harvests for 2020, from summer to winterArticle

Despite earlier reduction in output in the Mpumalanga areas and reports that some of the maize in western areas has been downgraded to WM2, the total maize crop of 15.54 million tonnes is 38% higher year-on-year...

Paul Makube 31 Aug 2020

Africa has a growing food security problem: why it can't be fixed without proper data
Africa has a growing food security problem: why it can't be fixed without proper dataArticle

Poor and inconsistent pricing data makes it hard to assess agricultural markets...

28 Aug 2020

The imperative to create shared value for Africa through investment in agriculture
The imperative to create shared value for Africa through investment in agricultureArticle

While other industries and sectors may have come to hold greater economic prominence in much of the developed world, in Africa, agriculture remains the most significant economic driver...

Axel Smeulders 27 Aug 2020

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Using agriculture to help boost job creation, investment in MozambiqueArticle

Brazilian investors have expressed interest in Mozambique's agribusiness, given the agro-ecological potential and the promising opportunities that the country offers in this sector.

25 Aug 2020

Update on the FMD disease outbreak in Limpopo
Update on the FMD disease outbreak in LimpopoArticle

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has announced that the quarantine for foot-and-mouth disease has been lifted in nine locations...

24 Aug 2020

ADA helps launch 100% Black female-owned Tsar Beef Farm in KZN
ADA helps launch 100% Black female-owned Tsar Beef Farm in KZNArticle

Women are making a dent in the fight against poverty through farming, said KwaZulu-Natal MEC for agriculture and rural development Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi...

18 Aug 2020

Finding the key to agricultural growth in SA
Finding the key to agricultural growth in SAArticle

The agricultural sector needs trust and alignment of vision on all sides in order to foster inclusive growth. If we cannot resolve the divergence of vision between different interest groups, our options will be limited...

Wandile Sihlobo 5 Aug 2020

Namibia harvests first commercial blueberries thanks to smart irrigation
Namibia harvests first commercial blueberries thanks to smart irrigationArticle

According to Willem Mostert, Namibian manager of Cherry Irrigation, whose team designed and implemented the fully automated drip irrigation and fertigation management system for the landmark project, the quality of the fruit harvested has so far been exceptional...

5 Aug 2020

Microsoft investment to boost sustainability in SA's agricultural sector
Microsoft investment to boost sustainability in SA's agricultural sectorArticle

The investment is aimed at driving sustainability in the sector for smallholder farmers, who form an important part of the agricultural workforce in the country...

4 Aug 2020

While retail sales plunge, SA's agriculture industry shows promise
While retail sales plunge, SA's agriculture industry shows promiseArticle

The agricultural sector is showing itself to be an anomaly, and it grew almost 30% during the financially turbulent first quarter of 2020...

29 Jul 2020

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SA agriculture sector 1Q20 recovery - where to from here?Article

Despite four consecutive quarters of contraction and ongoing challenges due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa's agriculture sector rebounded by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter...

Casey Delport 28 Jul 2020

This is how rural areas can be developed through agriculture
This is how rural areas can be developed through agricultureArticle

We need to confront infrastructure and governance constraints that have hindered the growth of agriculture over the past two decades...

24 Jul 2020

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State of the agricultural sector in South Africa' economyArticle

The sector increased by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter due to higher production of animal products, horticulture and field crops amid favourable weather conditions...

Paul Makube 21 Jul 2020

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Raising a red flag on the privatisation of communal landArticle

During an online workshop hosted by the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, participants discussed rapid and 'silent' privatisation of customary land under the theme women's land tenure security and livelihoods in Southern Africa...

13 Jul 2020

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Global poultry production to reach 137m tonnes in 2020Article

The countries with the highest volumes of poultry consumption in 2019 were China, the U.S. and Brazil, with a combined 40% share of global consumption...

10 Jul 2020

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Farmers donate grain seed to colleagues in drought stricken MatzikamaArticle

Producers in the Matzikama district haven't had a harvest in five years. Parts of the area have had some rain over the past few weeks and some producers have already started planting the donated seed for grazing for livestock in the summer.

10 Jul 2020

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How a global pandemic could strengthen agribusiness in AfricaArticle

As supply chains around the world are disrupted and the demand for certain types of food drops in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, questions have begun to emerge about Africa and its ability to ensure food security for its citizens...

Louis van Ravesteyn 8 Jul 2020

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Nespresso introduces new Ugandan coffee through Reviving Origins programmeArticle

Launched in 2019, the Reviving Origins programme aims to restore coffee production in regions where it is under threat...

2 Jul 2020

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Unlocking Africa's agribusiness potential with platform thinkingArticle

Despite the continent's abundance in arable land and water resources, its economies and communities are yet to reap the benefits. Agribusinesses in Africa still face serious challenges and as a result, the sector remains largely untapped...

Louis van Ravesteyn 1 Jul 2020

Positive weather conditions help lift agriculture GDP output
Positive weather conditions help lift agriculture GDP outputArticle

The latest GDP update from Statistics South Africa shows an impressive rebound in agriculture forestry and fishing industry sector fortunes for the first quarter of 2020...

Paul Makube 1 Jul 2020

Ramaphosa opens infrastructure symposium, laying path for SA beyond Covid-19
Ramaphosa opens infrastructure symposium, laying path for SA beyond Covid-19Article

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also African Union chairperson, presented the opening keynote address at the inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa...

24 Jun 2020

How important is a brand name in modern agriculture?
How important is a brand name in modern agriculture?Article

Tech Terrain is an exciting new online agricultural talk show focusing on the role of technology and mechanisation in the modern agricultural landscape. Tech Terrain will also cover the bigger issues influencing this important industry...

Issued by Tech Terrain 24 Jun 2020

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The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on agricultural employment in South AfricaArticle

A key question that consistently arises amid the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on the economy is its effect on employment. We believe there may be some resilience in the agricultural sector compared to other sectors of the economy...

Wandile Sihlobo 23 Jun 2020

New body to drive transformation in the poultry industry
New body to drive transformation in the poultry industryArticle

South Africa's black poultry producers are set to launch their own body to organise themselves into one voice for driving the transformation agenda in the industry. This follows years of no representation...

22 Jun 2020

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There's no need to reinvent the wheel to boost growth in agricultureArticle

The South African agriculture sector has the potential to be among the sectors that will drive economic growth and job creation during the post-Covid-19 recovery phrase. The path to realise this growth does not need new policies...

19 Jun 2020

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Agribusiness confidence falls to its lowest level since 2009Article

The ongoing Covid-19 crisis is primarily a health shock, but its impact on the economy has been severe and these sentiment results are a reflection of that...

18 Jun 2020

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Agbiz, BFAP says SA's agriculture sector is stabilisingArticle

Experts in the agricultural sector are confident that the introduction of level 3 lockdown restrictions will bring relief to the food supply chain, which has experienced significant disruptions over the past two months.

2 Jun 2020

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The impact of Covid-19 on South Africa's agriculture economyArticle

Agriculture has been declared a critical industry and as such is exempt from the harshest lockdown regulations. However, job losses in the agriculture sector will be an unintended consequence of lockdown.

Dr Peter Oberem 29 May 2020

South Africa can expect bigger summer grains and oilseeds crop
South Africa can expect bigger summer grains and oilseeds cropArticle

South Africa's 2019/20 fourth summer crop production estimates data recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee did not introduce major adjustments from the previous estimates...

29 May 2020

Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing
Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowingArticle

Africa must now, more than ever, develop and implement policies to enhance capacity to compete in the agriculture sector, processing, trade and industry...

26 May 2020

Another relief for the agri sector after a 50 basis points cut in the repo rate
Another relief for the agri sector after a 50 basis points cut in the repo rateArticle

A combination of favourable crude oil price outlook, lower local inflation with risks to the downside, and economic contraction afforded the South African Reserve Bank room to cut the repurchase rate...

Paul Makube 21 May 2020

Rising electricity tariffs are a major constraint for agriculture, says AgriSA
Rising electricity tariffs are a major constraint for agriculture, says AgriSAArticle

The forthcoming increases in the costs of electricity will place tremendous liquidity pressure on agricultural enterprises, given that electricity constitutes a significant proportion of their variable costs...

21 May 2020

Overview of global lemon market
Overview of global lemon marketArticle

Argentina and South Africa, the two countries responsible for most of the exports to the European market, have already started. The favourable prices in Europe and an early start to the season provide an excellent opportunity for these countries...

20 May 2020

WATCH: Prof Marcos Fava Neves shares key new way of life observations due to Covid-19
WATCH: Prof Marcos Fava Neves shares key new way of life observations due to Covid-19Video

Agribusiness expert and professor of strategic planning and management at the Business Schools of the University of São Paulo (USP) and Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Brazil shares 10 key observations on the new way of life due to the global coronavirus pandemic. He shares the observations grouped in 10 words or topics, including digital, home, simplicity, sanity and nature. Watch the video below:

15 May 2020

Food For Mzansi sees record levels of online news readership
Food For Mzansi sees record levels of online news readershipArticle

With a record readership approaching a million users, news startup Food For Mzansi has cemented its position as South Africa's leading digital agricultural and lifestyle publication in just 18 months since its inception...

Issued by YehBaby Digital 14 May 2020

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Fight against foot-and-mouth outbreak makes progressArticle

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development says good progress has been made in the investigation of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Limpopo's Molemole Municipality...

13 May 2020

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The impact of Covid-19 on small scale farmersArticle

It is now inevitable that Covid-19 will lead to global recession and the local economy will not be spared...

Pertunia Setumo 7 May 2020

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How agritech solutions can help farmers offset coronavirus risksArticle

Agricultural technologies are helping to combat some of the problems that have been intensified in the sector due to the impact of Covid-19...

Nico Groenewald 5 May 2020

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Harvest outlook impressive and raises hope agriculture sector reboundArticle

At 15.22 million tonnes, the maize harvest will be the third-largest on record having been raised by 2.8% from the previous month and 35% year-on-year...

Paul Makube 4 May 2020

Build inclusive food systems to fight Covid-19
Build inclusive food systems to fight Covid-19Article

Food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty may intensify in Africa and other developing world nations as the Covid-19 pandemic deepens, making resilient and inclusive food systems to mitigate likely calamities urgent, a report says...

Wilson Odhiambo 4 May 2020

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