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Minister Didiza welcomes signing of the poultry master plan

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development minister, Thoko Didiza, has recently welcomed the signing of the poultry sector master plan during the...

Agri SA cautions against amending section 25 of the Constitution

On 6 November 2019, Agri SA attended a constitutional dialogue on land ownership hosted by the ad hoc committee in parliament. The...

Repo rate cuts and the agricultural economy

In July this year the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6,5%. This, in turn,...

#AgriMarkets: Operationalising existing agriculture policy is key to growth in SA

The policy agenda for growing South Africa’s agricultural sector, has been clear as far back as 2012 when the National Development Plan...

Livestock theft: Bheki Cele presents national statistics

On 12 September 2019 the minister of police, Bheki Cele presented the national crime statistics for South Africa and amongst others the...

SA agricultural economy contracted in Q2, 2019

Although South Africa’s economy has recovered from the previous quarter’s economic performance with a 3,1% quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted growth rate (q/q saar),...

Agriculture Veterinary Laboratory Services retains accreditation

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, recently hosted an awards evening for staff of the Western Cape Provincial Veterinary Laboratory...

Climate change causes observable disruptions to agriculture

We are currently witnessing the impact of climate change on the agricultural sector, both on the local and global fronts. These effects...

South African agricultural fortunes shrink in Q1, 2019

South Africa’s agricultural economy started on a bad footing this year, contracting by 13,2% on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualised rate (q/q saar)....

South African ag economy recovers in Q3

After entering a technical recession in the second quarter of the year, the South African agricultural economy recovered in the third quarter, boosted by...