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#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...

SA agricultural machinery sales remain subdued

This has not been a good year for South Africa’s agricultural machinery market. Tractor and combine harvester sales have been subdued since...

Summer crop estimate higher than previous forecast

The revised area estimate and second production forecast of summer crops, was recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC).

Agro-processing of maize

Most value-added food products available to consumers have been processed in one way or another. Without the aid of food processing, we would not...

#AgriMarkets: Southern Africa’s grain story post Cyclone Idai

As Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe continue to rebuild after the devastation wrought by  Cyclone Idai last month, we thought it appropriate to revisit the...

Rekordbedrag vir Vrystaat Landbou veiligheidslessenaar ingesamel

VKB en sy verskaffers het onlangs ’n gholfdag ten bate van Vrystaat Landbou (VL) se veiligheidslessenaar gehou. “Die geld wat ingesamel is, is nie...

From subsistence to abundance

How do you measure the success of an empowerment programme, especially if you have shareholders that demand decent returns on their investment? This was the...

Summer crop estimate revised higher

The revised area estimate and second production forecast of summer crops was recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC). Lees dit in Afrikaans.  Commercial maize...

Nigeria becomes sub-Saharan Africa’s leading maize producer

Wandile Sihlobo, agricultural economist, at Agribusiness Research at the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) of South Africa, comments on Nigeria’s maize production levels. Last year...

Intentions to plant summer crops for the 2019 season

Producers’ intentions to plant summer crops are based on the results of a non-probability survey conducted by the Directorate: Statistics and Economic Analysis of...