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#AgriMarkets: AfCFTA to unlock growth in African trade by 2020

The South African agricultural sector, and specifically the expansion in the sector over the recent past, is heavily reliant on exports. In...

#AgriMarkets: Consistent rainfall needed to nourish winter crops

While memories of ‘Day Zero’ warnings in late 2017 and early 2018 might be fading in some Cape Town residents’ minds, the...

#AgriMarkets: What to make of the latest USDA crop report

If the US maize crop was at an advanced stage of growth, the latest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) report would have...

#AgriMarkets: Far-reaching consequences of climate change

The effects of changing the climate, which is, of course, a global challenge, have been felt in Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of...

#AgriMarkets: Distortions in agricultural market limit growth

In economics, natural experiments are hard to come by, but once in a while you hit a jackpot without even paying a...

South African agricultural fortunes shrink in Q1, 2019

South Africa’s agricultural economy started on a bad footing this year, contracting by 13,2% on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualised rate (q/q saar)....

#AgriMarkets: Rain in the US to dampen global maize supplies

When the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary estimates for the 2019/20 global grains and oilseeds production, the sentiment...