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#AgriMarkets: Eloise’s devastation could affect SA maize price outlook

At the beginning of the year, there was an optimistic view that South Africa’s maize prices (and to an extent soya bean...

#AgriMarkets: Updated agricultural policy for 2021 is paramount

A stable, predictable, and conducive policy environment is crucial to developing any sector and the economy at large. The expansion in South...

#AgriMarkets: Agri looks to 2021 with more optimism

Agbiz’s first note for the year was sent out on 13 January 2020. It highlighted two threats that were imminent at the...

#AgriMarkets: The localisation strategy in SA agriculture

The South African government is currently drafting its localisation strategy as part of various measures underpinning the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan....

#Agrimarkets: SA records an increase in exports

The combination of a large harvest, joint efforts between government and the private sector to keep agriculture operational since the onset of...

#Agrimarkets: A positive outlook for global grain and oilseeds

Over the past few days, we have reflected on the 2020/21 global grain and oilseeds production estimates from the International Grain Council...

#AgriMarkets: Is there a market for SA’s large barley supplies?

The barley industry is set to face some market demand slump. This slump emanates from a COVID-19-induced alcohol ban on the one...

#Agrimarkets: Taking stock of global grains’ monthly data

Although South Africa is a nett exporter of some major grains such as maize and barley, the country is not insulated from...

#AgriMarkets: Current commodity price trends’ influence on 2020/21 plantings

We are now roughly a month and a half from the start of South Africa’s 2020/21 summer crop planting season. To get...

#AgriMarkets: Will COVID-19 disrupt SA summer crop planting?

The South African agricultural sector has thus far successfully harvested summer crops and horticulture with minimal interruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic. However,...