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SA poised to become big player in the saffron market

Plans are in place that could see South Africa becoming a significant player in the farming and export of saffron – by...

#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....

Production finance could be a challenge for SA producers

The levels of farm debt as a percentage of the agricultural sector’s gross value added have not yet reached higher levels such...

Goeie oeste laat trekkerverkope klim

Trekkerverkope van 529 eenhede in September vanjaar is byna 23% meer as die 431 eenhede wat verlede September verkoop is. Vir die...

Good crop harvests boost September tractor sales

September tractor sales of 529 units were significantly (almost 23%) more than the 431 units sold in September last year. On a...

Will the release of state land improve SA’s agricultural output?

In the past we argued that the growth of South Africa’s agricultural fortunes and job creation would partly depend on the expansion...

Indigenous crops revived at Stellenbosch University

In the Plaas TV episode of 2 October, the biggest agrochemical solution provider in South Africa, AECI Plant Health, kicks off the...

MPO North puts 5G on the agricultural map

The fifth generation of mobile network technology (5G) is about to blast through some technological glass ceilings. It is up to producers...

Organisations call for more public hearings on the ULTRA Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development recently held virtual public hearings. Various organisations called for the public hearings...

SA agriculture sector performance in Q2 of 2020

South Africa’s agriculture sector had a solid start to the year with first-quarter gross value-added growing by 27,8% quarter-on-quarter (q/q) on a...