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#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...

#AgriMarkets: Optimism about SA maize harvest in 2019/20

Since the start of the year, we’ve been cautious about making a bold call on South Africa’s maize harvest in the 2019/20...

#AgriMarkets: Factors underpinning SA production

The underperformance of South Africa’s agricultural sector in 2019 was largely caused by two factors: drought and biosecurity (specifically foot-and-mouth disease and...

#AgriMarkets: Agri trade surplus to narrow by 13% y/y in 2019

Drought and biosecurity matters will weigh on South Africa’s agricultural trade activity in 2019. South Africa’s agricultural exports could fall by 4%...

#AgriMarkets: SA agriculture returns to drought and disease

South Africa’s agricultural sector is having a déjà vu moment when it comes to drought and foot-and-mouth disease. The bad start of...

#AgriMarkets: SA’s agricultural exports to target India and China

South Africa’s trade policy is underpinned by an export-led growth strategy. This means that the country essentially looks to grow its economy...

#AgriMarkets: Russia-Africa Summit urges trade expansion

The first Russia-Africa Summit concluded with an announcement that urged all participants to increase co-operation in security, science, environmental protection, trade and...

#AgriMarkets: Global grain supplies will help cushion Africa

Although the past few months have been a struggle to secure grain supplies for Southern and East Africa, other parts of the...

#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...