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#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: 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: 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...

#AgriMarkets: Contained cost pressures provide welcome relief

Over the past few weeks, we noted that South African farmers have had one of the toughest years because of the combined...

#AgriMarkets: SA wheat harvest to be lower than expected

We remarked that South Africa could have the biggest wheat harvest in a decade in our note on 27 August 2019. This...

#AgriMarkets: SA agriculture trade balance narrowed in Q2, 2019

While having improved from the first quarter of the year, South Africa’s agriculture trade surplus narrowed by 30% in the second quarter...

#AgriMarkets: SA agricultural economy could recover in 2020

A few weeks back we noted that it is almost certain that South Africa’s agricultural economy will contract in 2019, mainly as...