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#AgriMarkets: SA to benefit from increased global grain supplies

As the 2019/20 production season begins in a number of countries in the northern hemisphere, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

#AgriMarkets: Chinese potential for SA avocado exports

Not many agricultural subsectors are testimony to the export-led growth ambitions, of the South African government, as avocados.  Between the 1994/1995 and...

Development corporation injects R3 357 million into potato producers

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation’s (ECDC) administered Imvaba co-operative fund says it has allocated a R3.357 million incentive to seven co-operatives to boost potato production in the OR...

Agro-processing of root crops – part 2

Without the aid of food processing, we would not have the convenience of the large variety of food products available in supermarkets and other...

Namibia: AMTA suspends cabbage, onion imports

The Agro-Marketing and Trade Agency (AMTA) is to suspend the importation of controlled crops – butternuts, cabbages and onions – between April and August...

#AgriMarkets: Good winter harvest expected

In about a month’s time, South African farmers will start land preparation for winter crop plantings in the Western Cape as the...

#AgriMarkets: Global food prices could remain stable

The recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides further evidence that the...

#AgriMarkets: Strengthening relations with Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ranked the world’s 20th largest importer of agricultural products in 2017, is an important player in global agricultural trade....

#AgriMarkets: Wool export suspension key concern

The suspension of South Africa’s wool imports by the Chinese authorities because of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak earlier in the year is...

#AgriMarkets: Late rains bring positive outlook for summer crops

Widespread rainfall over the past two weeks has improved summer grain and oilseed crop conditions across the country. The outlook for the...