Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#AgriMarkets: SA agriculture trade balance narrowed in Q2, 2019

While having improved from the first quarter of the year, South Africa’s agriculture trade surplus narrowed by 30% in the second quarter...

#AgriMarkets: SA agricultural economy could recover in 2020

A few weeks back we noted that it is almost certain that South Africa’s agricultural economy will contract in 2019, mainly as...

#AgriMarkets: Could incentives control African swine fever?

If there was ever a time where incentives could help reduce the spread of animal disease in South Africa, it is probably...

#AgriMarkets: Africa is a vital market for SA agriculture

In the note of 5 August 2019 we sketched the importance of the recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement to South...

#AgriMarkets: USDA report predicts drop in global supplies

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report soon, which will give a sense...

Agri markets overview: July 2019

Dr Frikkie Maré, academic departmental head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free State (UFS), provides a...

Markoorsig: Julie 2019

Dr Frikkie Maré, akademiese departementshoof van die Departement Landbou-Ekonomie aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat, gee maandeliks ’n markoorsig van die vorige...

#AgriMarkets: AfCFTA to unlock growth in African trade by 2020

The South African agricultural sector, and specifically the expansion in the sector over the recent past, is heavily reliant on exports. In...

#AgriMarkets: Consistent rainfall needed to nourish winter crops

While memories of ‘Day Zero’ warnings in late 2017 and early 2018 might be fading in some Cape Town residents’ minds, the...

#AgriMarkets: Budget speech and its implications for agriculture

In her first budget speech as Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza’s message was centered on the ethical...
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