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Weather once again primary focus in SA’s agriculture

The weather will be the main focus in South Africa’s (SA) agricultural sector for both summer and winter crops, and to a...

#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....

La Niña might put some maize and soya bean crops at...

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology recently reaffirmed its prediction of a La Niña occurrence from this year until at least February 2021....

#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...

Climate and COVID-19 present varying risks for Africa’s agriculture

The reports of a potential La Niña event during the coming summer months present different risks for Southern and Eastern Africa’s agriculture....

#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,...

Round-up of global grains production data

The high-frequency data on both domestic and global markets has reinforced the view that grain prices could be under pressure this year...

#AgriMarkets: SA key maize supplier to African markets

The role of the South African and Zambian maize industries in the Southern and East African regions will remain significant in the...

#AgriMarkets: Dry weather hindering global wheat production

The inherent uncertainty around weather conditions remains a major risk to global wheat production in the foreseeable future. Whether one looks at...