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SA agricultural employment up marginally in Q3, 2019

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey data for the third quarter of 2019 shows that South Africa’s primary agricultural employment jumped by 4,5%...

Load shedding: SA needs urgent electricity sector reforms

Agri SA is deeply concerned by the negative impact that load shedding can have on the primary agricultural sector, the food value...

Amid the grim news, agriculture bears fruit

It has been 25 years since the dawn of democracy and the general mood in the country is pessimistic owing to...

SA agriculture: Opportunities, challenges and legislation

KPMG’s study of the agricultural sector in South Africa for the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), Research on the Performance of the Agricultural Sector, includes...

#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...

SA’s agribusiness confidence improves marginally in Q3, 2019

After falling to 44 points in the second quarter of this year, the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) marginally improved to 46...

#AgriMarkets: Africa is a vital market for SA agriculture

In the note of 5 August 2019 we sketched the importance of the recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement to South...

Opportunities abound across the African continent

The African continent is full of resources and opportunities, and the economic landscape in Southern Africa is showing great promise. New industries...

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)....

Smallholder horticulture empowerment and promotion

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has been working on building capacity to drive the smallholder horticulture empowerment and promotion (SHEP) approach...