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Agriculture offers best chance for economic growth in SA

The Southern Africa Agri Initiative (Saai) welcomes the national treasury’s discussion document on economic policy that was released on 27 August 2019.

Grain SA initiative addresses financing problems

Grain SA is set to make R5 million available to help developing farmers with production loans. Jaco Minnaar, chairperson of Grain SA, made this...

Banks urged to plough into African agribusiness

African banks, insurance institutions and investors have been challenged to relax their stringent requirements for the funding of emerging agribusiness ventures on the continent. Industry...

Connecting the dots: The private sector, agriculture and climate change

This article was originally published by The Conversation.com. Click here to read the original article. Agriculture plays a key role in food security in Africa. It...

Modern finance platform launched for fruit and wine industries

A common dilemma for many South African agripreneurs is where to find funding to become fully-fledged commercial entities. Now, the South African deciduous fruit...

The hottest stocks in the agri sector

The food and agricultural sector may not enjoy the high profile spotlight of tech companies, but global supply constraints and demand drivers make these...

Business debt levels mirrors SA’s strong economic data for Q1 2018

Business debt stress conditions in South Africa continued to improve in Q1 2018 with the latest Experian Business Debt Index (BDI) reading of 0.360....

Credit Bill might be bad news for agriculture

The obligation that the National Credit Amendment Bill will put on credit providers and debt counsellors to report the reckless granting of credit could...

Ten priorities for getting agri moving in Zimbabwe

*This article was first published on The Conversation.com. Click here to read the original article. Agriculture is taking centre stage in plans for the revival...