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FAO, AUC launch guide to help countries enter Africa's new single market
FAO, AUC launch guide to help countries enter Africa's new single marketArticle

Increased agricultural trade between African countries can drive sustainable development and play a pivotal role in the transformation of our food systems...

16 Apr 2021

Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month
Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive monthArticle

Vegetable oils drive FAO's Food Price Index higher in March while cereal quotations dip...

8 Apr 2021

Agribusiness bodies, dtic engage to discuss agricultural trade market access
Agribusiness bodies, dtic engage to discuss agricultural trade market accessArticle

The expected increase in agricultural output will require export markets, as South Africa's agricultural sector is export-orientated...

25 Mar 2021

South African government should focus on expansion of agricultural export markets
South African government should focus on expansion of agricultural export marketsArticle

The increase in domestic agricultural output in the recent past and planned expansion in various subsectors in the coming years means that South African policymakers should focus on creating new opportunities in the export market...

Wandile Sihlobo 19 Mar 2021

Global agriculture trade remains steady through pandemic
Global agriculture trade remains steady through pandemicArticle

Between a global pandemic and politically turbulent climate, livestock industries have eagerly looked toward international policies and trade. Now that 2020 has nearly come to an end, specialists in policy, trade and economics can evaluate trends and offer a future outlook, writes Jaclyn Krymowski for Global Ag Media...

Jaclyn Krymowski 11 Dec 2020

Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's development
Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's developmentArticle

The African Continental Free-Trade Area could accelerate the development of sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector and help the continent to become self-sufficient in food production...

Louis van Ravesteyn 2 Dec 2020

Agriculture exports hit record on large harvest and efforts to keep sector open
Agriculture exports hit record on large harvest and efforts to keep sector openArticle

The combination of a large harvest, joint efforts between the government and the private sector to keep agriculture operational since the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, and long-term export market development efforts continue to pay off for SA's agricultural sector...

Wandile Sihlobo 27 Nov 2020

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 18 Sep 2020

Building back better on food and agriculture
Building back better on food and agricultureArticle

FAO has elaborated a comprehensive Response and Recovery Programme to overcome the impacts of Covid-19 through up-scaled and robust international collaboration...

QU Dongyu 10 Sep 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

SA leads Africa's maize trade during Covid-19
SA leads Africa's maize trade during Covid-19Article

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

Casey Delport 29 Jun 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

Global food price index drops in March
Global food price index drops in MarchArticle

Weakening demand and falling oil prices due to the global pandemic drive down international prices for major food commodities

2 Apr 2020

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Coronavirus could threaten global agricultural tradeArticle

"The growing impact of the Covid-19 coincides with the announcement of a 1,4% retraction in our economy as well as a decline of 7,6% for agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2019."

5 Mar 2020

Gyongyi King, chief investment officer at Alexander Forbes Investments
Africa, a world of investment opportunityArticle

Africa boasts some of the fastest growing regions, supported by strong population growth, technological innovation and infrastructure deficit...

5 Jun 2019

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Agricultural trader records 30% increase in pork pricesArticle

The price increase is on the back of an outbreak of African Swine Flu - which is harmless to humans, but fatal to pigs - in China, Mongolia, Vietnam and Cambodia, creating a global shortage of pork and the import parity of pork into South Africa.

5 Jun 2019

Chocolate puts Ivory Coast on top in Africa's agriculture trade
Chocolate puts Ivory Coast on top in Africa's agriculture tradeArticle

Chocolate can certainly get one some brownie points, and no way is this truer than in Ivory Coast which in 2018 reported the largest agricultural trade balance in value terms in Africa, an amount of $5.1bn...

Wandile Sihlobo 10 May 2019

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Good performance in SA agricultural exports despite the droughtArticle

Wine is one of South Africa's largest agricultural exports, therefore the growth in its exports contributes positively to the country's agricultural trade balance...

Wandile Sihlobo 31 Jan 2019

Challenging year ahead for South African beef cattle farmers
Challenging year ahead for South African beef cattle farmersArticle

One challenge that became apparent by the end of 2018 was environmental related, as grain and oilseed producing areas of the country experienced dryness which led to delays in plantings...

Wandile Sihlobo 15 Jan 2019

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New Year's messages from agri leadersArticle

The agriculture sector survived a year of rising uncertainty in 2018, but with the national election and the threat of drought looming, 2019 will be every bit as challenging. According to leaders in the sector, farmers will have to be resilient and partner with the right role players to face the trials that await.

11 Jan 2019

Fresh produce trade in Africa continues to be a market leader
Fresh produce trade in Africa continues to be a market leaderArticle

Africa's under-utilised resources, rapidly-increasing urbanisation and modern demand-driven consumer food-buying patterns provide vast opportunities to sell fresh produce to the young, informed and modernising consumer...

17 Sep 2018

Could Zambia stimulate fresh produce trade in Africa?
Could Zambia stimulate fresh produce trade in Africa?Article

The fresh produce industry in Zambia brims with opportunities for the development of modern fresh produce markets that can also stimulate cross-border trade-flow in the entire region...

17 Sep 2018

Report: South Africa's grim agricultural outlook
Report: South Africa's grim agricultural outlookArticle

South African consumers are urged to buckle up for rising food prices...

24 Aug 2018

AfDB offers new financing opportunities for Zambia's water and agriculture sectors
AfDB offers new financing opportunities for Zambia's water and agriculture sectorsArticle

AfDB's support to the agriculture sector will be private sector-led. It will support Zambia to reform its agricultural trade policies that allow for private sector participation in the export of agricultural commodities...

14 Aug 2018

Agribusiness Africa Conference: Agricultural investment in Africa remains strong despite challenges
Agribusiness Africa Conference: Agricultural investment in Africa remains strong despite challengesArticle

As agricultural trade continues to become ever more globalised, Africa farmers need to be given a fair chance to join global value chains...

7 Aug 2018

Expect Western Cape drought to knock farm exports
Expect Western Cape drought to knock farm exportsArticle

With agriculture having its fair share of challenges, Wandile Sihlobo continues the discussion surrounding both domestic and regional developments with a closer look at agricultural trade performance...

Wandile Sihlobo 18 Jul 2018

Food Price Index shows 1.3% drop for June
Food Price Index shows 1.3% drop for JuneArticle

The decline is driven primarily by lower benchmark price quotations for wheat, maize and vegetable oils including those made from soybeans...

5 Jul 2018

Agricultural commodity prices expected to remain low globally says OECD-FAO
Agricultural commodity prices expected to remain low globally says OECD-FAOArticle

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation report attributes the demand slowdown to a deceleration of demand growth in major emerging economies...

4 Jul 2018

Securing competitive advantage in agriculture
Securing competitive advantage in agricultureArticle

South African agriculture still offers many investment opportunities despite headwinds caused by drought in parts of the country and policy uncertainty...

3 Jul 2018

Agricultural trade liberalisation undermined food security
Agricultural trade liberalisation undermined food securityArticle

A 'one size fits all' approach to agricultural development with no regard for different circumstances, would be grossly unfair. Worse, it would also worsen the food insecurity, poverty and underdevelopment experienced by most African and other developing countries...

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury 23 May 2018

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South Africa's agricultural trade keeps momentumArticle

In February 2018, South Africa's cumulative agricultural exports were valued at R20.89bn leading to a positive net trade of R3.736bn. Agricultural exports were dominated by table grapes, stonefruit, wine, cuttlefish and tilapia...

Sifiso Ntombela 25 Apr 2018

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Agriculture will be Africa's quiet revolution, says reportArticle

With a focus on SMEs and smallholder farmers creating the high productivity jobs and sustainable economic growth, the latest Africa Agriculture Status Report has indicated that agriculture will be Africa's quiet revolution...

17 Jan 2018

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Planting the seeds of growthArticle

By growing its agricultural economy, Africa ensures a better life for all its people. By becoming an agricultural powerhouse, it serves African people with food security and agribusiness opportunities...

10 Jan 2018

Agbiz: mixed expectations for 2018
Agbiz: mixed expectations for 2018Article

Alleged corruption on a massive scale, combined with gross mismanagement at a number of major SOEs, has effectively eroded business confidence in South Africa and dried up investment...

18 Dec 2017

Top 12 major issues in agriculture
Top 12 major issues in agricultureArticle

John Purchase, CEO of Agbiz, gives an overview of the major issues that are currently affecting agriculture in South Africa...

Ursula Human 11 Dec 2017

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African agribusiness and smallholders must seize opportunities in potential $1 trillion food marketArticle

Africa's agricultural revolution requires an inclusive approach that links millions of small farms to agribusinesses, creating extended food supply chains and employment opportunities...

7 Sep 2017

Food commodity prices to remain low over next decade - OECD, FAO
Food commodity prices to remain low over next decade - OECD, FAOArticle

Global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the next decade...

10 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: Avenews-GT
#StartupStory: Avenews-GTArticle

All the way from Israel to Cape Town, our second Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa #StartupStory is that of Avenews-GT - a digital trading platform based on blockchain technology aiming to modernise agricultural trade...

Ilse van den Berg 7 Jun 2017

Harnessing informal trade can boost African livelihoods
Harnessing informal trade can boost African livelihoodsArticle

A new report from FAO indicates that harnessing the vast but informal cross-border trade in Africa can contribute to improving livelihoods...

29 May 2017

Impact on food security in Africa
Impact on food security in AfricaArticle

Despite the considerable opportunities trade creates in moving goods from surplus to deficit areas, the trade aspect in addressing food security and climate change in Africa seems to be largely missing.

26 May 2017

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Turkey signs agri deals with African countriesArticle

Turkey and six African countries signed cooperation deals in agriculture, fisheries, and livestock. Agriculture is a strategic sector and a must for the African continent...

5 May 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participantsArticle

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

20 Apr 2017

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New global standard for safer international trade of seeds and plants adoptedArticle

Cargo can sometimes hide stowaways - agricultural pests that once on shore can devastate crops - from gypsy moths to giant African snails to Argentine ants...

18 Apr 2017

Why African countries banning imports of fruit and veg is a blunt tool
Why African countries banning imports of fruit and veg is a blunt toolArticle

Is banning imports a good way to boost the local agricultural sector? Has it worked elsewhere?

Calestous Juma 22 Mar 2017

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SADC farmers call for urgent regional action to help control Fall armyworm infestationArticle

“The Armyworm is known to have a negative impact on agriculture, food security, and trade, making Sub-Saharan Africa more vulnerable due to its high dependence on agriculture.”

27 Feb 2017

Why the US has a lot to gain from investing in Africa's agri-food systems
Why the US has a lot to gain from investing in Africa's agri-food systemsArticle

US farmers and agribusiness can help themselves by helping Africa meet its rapidly growing food needs. This can be done through investments in agri-food systems as well as supporting a sustainable, efficient global food system...

Thomas Jayne 7 Feb 2017

Low poultry duty on EU 'will decimate jobs in SA'
Low poultry duty on EU 'will decimate jobs in SA'Article

South African chicken producers, the South African Poultry Association, and labour mainly blame "dumping" of dark chicken meat products, such as legs, for the industry's woes as producers struggle to sustain operations...

Mark Allix 12 Jan 2017

SA agribusiness: looking ahead to 2017
SA agribusiness: looking ahead to 2017Article

As predicted, 2016 has been an extremely challenging and tumultuous year for the agribusiness environment and farmers alike...

28 Nov 2016

Minister Senzeni Zokwana: Africa needs to share
Minister Senzeni Zokwana: Africa needs to shareArticle

Senzeni Zokwana, the Minister for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in South Africa sat down with Africa AgriLeaders to discuss how African countries can better collaborate...

21 Nov 2016

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Africa-funded project to help small-island nations adapt to climate changeArticle

FAO will support six African island nations in their efforts to make agriculture more resilient to climate shocks and boost economic development. The $1.5 million project will focus on a variety of...

18 Nov 2016

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