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New voluntary levy for winter cereal industry
New voluntary levy for winter cereal industryArticle

New voluntary levy for winter cereal industry

17 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

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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

Global food commodity prices rebound in June
Global food commodity prices rebound in JuneArticle

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

Global food commodity prices drop in April
Global food commodity prices drop in AprilArticle

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

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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Global food prices drop amid coronavirus outbreakArticle

The Food and Agriculture Organisation's latest food price index has reflected a decline in global food prices in February for the first time in four months - averaging at 180.5 points, down by 1.0% from January but still 8.1% higher than a year earlier...

6 Mar 2020

Denny's new compostable punnets are made of sugarcane by-product
Denny's new compostable punnets are made of sugarcane by-productArticle

South African company Denny Mushrooms recently introduced the market to its 100% compostable punnets, which are available at selected Spars around the country...

17 Dec 2019

Global food prices up 2.7% in November
Global food prices up 2.7% in NovemberArticle

World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils...

5 Dec 2019

Global food price index steady in June
Global food price index steady in JuneArticle

Global food prices declined marginally in June, as lower prices of dairy products and vegetable oils more than offset a significant jump in maize quotations, and are now very close to their level of a year ago...

5 Jul 2019

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Ongoing conflicts take toll on food insecurity in AfricaArticle

Persisting conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people...

5 Jul 2019

Global grains market developments, and the implications for SA
Global grains market developments, and the implications for SAArticle

The March 2019 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report by the United States Department of Agriculture has provided further evidence that the world will have fairly large maize, soybean, and rice supplies in the 2018/19 season. Meanwhile, wheat production...

Wandile Sihlobo 1 Apr 2019

Agriculture continues to create jobs despite tough three years
Agriculture continues to create jobs despite tough three yearsArticle

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says drought recovery has started with provincial agriculture and agri-processing sectors adding a combined 35,000 jobs between the third and fourth quarters of 2018...

18 Feb 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Agriculture
#BestofBiz 2018: AgricultureArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Agriculture, Horticulture & Forestry site over the past year...

18 Dec 2018

Food prices dip in October
Food prices dip in OctoberArticle

International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, according to the United Nations...

5 Nov 2018

FAO Food Price Index remains unchanged for August
FAO Food Price Index remains unchanged for AugustArticle

FAO now forecasts global cereal production in 2018 to reach 2,587 million tonnes, a small upward revision from July but a three-year low and 2.4% below last year's record high level...

7 Sep 2018

SA ag economy enters recession
SA ag economy enters recessionArticle

After contracting by 33,6% quarter-over-quarter in the first quarter of this year, the South African agricultural economy entered technical recession in the second quarter following a further 29,2% q/q contraction...

5 Sep 2018

Delays in South Africa's wheat tariff publication not helpful
Delays in South Africa's wheat tariff publication not helpfulArticle

The delays in the publication of adjustments to the South African wheat import tariff are once again causing an interesting pattern...

Wandile Sihlobo 20 Aug 2018

#AgriMarkets: South-western parts of SA could receive above normal rainfall
#AgriMarkets: South-western parts of SA could receive above normal rainfallArticle

The South African Weather Service has reiterated its view that the south-western parts of South Africa could receive above normal rainfall during late winter...

Wandile Sihlobo 26 Jun 2018

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Insights into the global grains marketArticle

It is expected that global cereal grains consumption will grow to 3.0 million tonnes by 2025. In the medium term, consumption of cereal grains will grow at a slow rate, mainly due to increased demand for cereal grains in Asian and African countries.

17 May 2018

South African wheat production under the spotlight
South African wheat production under the spotlightArticle

Wheat production in South Africa is one of the segments worst affected by the economic realities faced by the industry. Crucial plans have therefore been put into practice to elevate wheat's status as a competitive crop...

Andries Gouws 18 Apr 2018

World prices rising for grains and dairy, wheat output poised to dip in 2018
World prices rising for grains and dairy, wheat output poised to dip in 2018Article

Global food commodity prices went up in February with lower prices for vegetable oils offset by rising prices for staple grains and dairy products...

2 Mar 2018

Ancient grains become modern food
Ancient grains become modern foodArticle

Although the most common grains consumed globally are wheat, maize, oats and rice, ancient grains are making a comeback...

Ursula Human 5 Feb 2018

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Global cereal output heading for a recordArticle

Following a better-than-expected harvest, the 2017/2018 marketing season should end with record inventory levels for wheat and maize...

2 Feb 2018

Kabai Ken via
Brexit blessing in disguise for Kenya fresh produce exportersArticle

As the United Kingdom and the European Union finalise on the withdrawal of the former from the bloc, where will the UK turn to replace the market it will lose from the Eurozone?

Tim Chesire 30 Jan 2018

Zimbabwe urgently needs a new land administration system
Zimbabwe urgently needs a new land administration systemArticle

Zimbabwe urgently needs a new system of land administration to harness development in the agricultural sector...

Ian Scoones 16 Jan 2018

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Kenyans face bleak year after poor maize, wheat harvestsArticle

The country is staring at a food shortage following declined maize and wheat production in the North Rift region - the country's grain basket - this season, caused by disease outbreaks and erratic weather...

Barnabas Bii and Stanley Kimuge 5 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

From left: Prof Eugene Cloete (vice-rector: research, innovation and postgraduate studies of Stellenbosch University), the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, and Willem Botes (research leader of Stellenbosch University’s Plant Breeding Laboratory). Photo: Stefan Els
Wheat Breeding Platform launched to improve wheat production, yieldsArticle

The Wheat Breeding Platform aims to develop new seed varieties that can withstand South Africa's harsh environmental conditions while boosting yields...

1 Nov 2017

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Low rainfall could lead to poor Western Cape wheat harvestsArticle

The Western Cape is the biggest contributor to the country's wheat harvest. There is a real possibility that poorer rainfall may occur over the next few years which could lead to poorer harvest...

21 Jul 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

Four reasons why WC agriculture is important to SA's economy
Four reasons why WC agriculture is important to SA's economyArticle

The Western Cape (WC), which has seen the worst of the drought, houses an important part of the agri-economy in South Africa. Here are four reasons why the WC agricultural sector is important to the South African economy...

29 Jun 2017

Global food prices climb in May: FAO
Global food prices climb in May: FAOArticle

Global food commodity prices rose for the first time in three months in May 2017, with the FAO Food Price Index averaging 172.6 points...

12 Jun 2017

Western Cape agriculture under threat
Western Cape agriculture under threatArticle

Agriculture and food security in the Western Cape are under threat due to increased heat, water stress on crops and livestock and droughts resulting from climate change.

30 Mar 2017

Agribusiness confidence improves despite uncertainties and challenges
Agribusiness confidence improves despite uncertainties and challengesArticle

The turnover, net operating income, employment, economic growth and agricultural conditions sub-indices were the key drivers of the improvement in confidence in the first quarter of 2017...

7 Mar 2017

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FOA forecast points to a decline in global wheat outputArticle

FAO also released its first forecast for global wheat production in 2017, projecting 744.5 million tonnes, which would signal a 1.8 percent decline from its record 2016 level...

2 Mar 2017

Agriculture dept targets creating 60,000 jobs
Agriculture dept targets creating 60,000 jobsArticle

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries plans to spend over R1.7bn and create 60,000 jobs, according to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech...

23 Feb 2017

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Update on agricultural commodity marketsArticle

Wandile Sihlobo, head of economic and agribusiness intelligence at Agbiz, shares highlights in his update on agricultural commodity markets...

6 Feb 2017

Photo by Yue Jin via  - Close up of stem rust
New races of damaging wheat rust found as old ones continue to spreadArticle

According to two new studies produces by scientists in collaboration with FAO, wheat rust is spreading further in Europe, Africa, and Asia...

6 Feb 2017

Improved agricultural production outlook bodes well for food inflation
Improved agricultural production outlook bodes well for food inflationArticle

Paul Makube, senior agricultural economist at FNB, shared an outlook on how crops, grains, and meats are most likely to perform in 2017...

17 Jan 2017

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Wheat industry in distress as farmers switch to crops that bring in doughArticle

Local wheat production has been in decline since 2000 as farmers are dumping the crop in favour of more profitable produce such as maize and soya beans...

Colleen Goko 12 Jan 2017

Winter cereal production estimates increase despite late planting
Winter cereal production estimates increase despite late plantingArticle

The commercial production of winter cereals for 2016's past season is now expected to be greater than forecast a month ago...

Neels Blom 25 Nov 2016

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FAO Food Price Index: outlook for staple grains up for first time in three monthsArticle

The FAO Food Price Index has risen continuously througout 2016 with the exception of a brief dip in July. The Index averaged 172.6 points in October, up 0.7% for the month...

11 Nov 2016

Bumper crops to keep global food prices relatively stable
Bumper crops to keep global food prices relatively stableArticle

Global food markets will likely remain "generally well balanced" for the year ahead with prices for most internationally traded agricultural commodities relatively low and stable...

7 Oct 2016

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Lack of investment for seed technologyArticle

A competitive seed sector is key to ensuring timely availability of appropriate, high quality seeds at affordable prices to South African farmers...

3 Oct 2016

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Agrofood in North Africa: a strategic sector at nature's mercyArticle

The agrofood sector remains one of the most important sectors for North African Economies, according to a report by Coface, the international trade credit insurance company...

29 Sep 2016

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Grain crop estimates rise steadilyArticle

The agriculture department crop estimates committee has made a slight upward adjustment of SA's maize and wheat harvest forecast for 2016...

Pericles Anetos 28 Sep 2016

R0bin via
Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index shows recoveryArticle

The Agbiz/IDC Confidence Index recovered significantly by 13 index points to 60 in the third quarter of 2016 - the highest reading since the third quarter of 2014...

20 Sep 2016

Maize crop estimate rises slightly
Maize crop estimate rises slightlyArticle

The agriculture department's crop estimates committee has made a slightly upward adjustment of SA's maize crop estimate for 2016...

26 Aug 2016

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FAO: Biggest food price jump in four yearsArticle

In June, international food commodity prices shot up 4.2 percent, the steepest monthly increase in...

8 Jul 2016

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