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#AgriMarkets: Agricultural machinery industry performed better in April 2020

As many parts of the economy remain closed due to lockdown restrictions, we are seeing some evidence that South Africa’s agriculture and...

#AgriMarkets: Meat, wheat and rising hunger in Africa

The disruptions in the global agricultural supply chains and uncertainty regarding how long the COVID-19 pandemic will last have resulted in three...

#AgriMarkets: Policy interventions supporting SA agriculture amid the COVID-19 pandemic

While it is too early to make a definitive assessment, one can argue that South Africa’s agricultural sector has been relatively more insulated from...

#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...

#AgriMarkets: Elevated farm debt levels in times of COVID-19

South Africa’s farming sector is heavily in debt. As of 2018, the total farm debt was at a record of R168 billion....

#AgriMarkets: Coronavirus changes SA consumer behaviour

Only a week after the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed in South Africa (and two more cases since...

#AgriMarkets: Coronavirus outbreak a risk for SA agriculture?

The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in China is spreading across Asia and other regions of the world. The health implications of...

#AgriMarkets: The 2019/20 summer crops look promising

South Africa’s Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) releases its first estimate of the country’s 2019/20 summer crop harvest on 26 February 2020. Market...

#AgriMarkets: Understanding SA’s agricultural trade patterns

Understanding agricultural trade patterns is a key facet of sound decision-making within the sector. After reaching a record level of $10,6 billion...

#AgriMarkets: Zimbabwe lifts ban on GM maize imports

For years Zimbabwe has maintained a ban on the importation or growing of genetically modified (GM) maize. While the policy disadvantaged farmers...