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An update on Brexit and its impact on SA agriculture

As of 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) withdrew from the European Union (EU), which now includes only 27 European countries. At a...

#AgriMarkets: Downgrade to sub-investment grade and SA agriculture

On 27 March 2020, Moody’s downgraded South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to sub-investment grade and placed a negative outlook on the rating. The key...

Market overview for February 2020

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

Agribusiness confidence improves in Q1, 2020

After remaining at levels below the neutral 50-point mark for six consecutive quarters, the Agbiz/IDC agribusiness confidence index (ACI) improved by six...

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),...