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#AgriMarkets: South Africa’s agricultural exports grew in 2018

Although we wrote about South Africa’s agricultural trade last month, the recently released data for December 2018 paint a clear picture of...

#AgriMarkets: Potential expansion of agriculture in rural areas

Policymakers have been forced to think creatively to address South Africa’s sluggish economic growth and high unemployment rates. In the search for...

#AgriMarkets: Western Cape exports value marginally lower

The impact of the recent drought in the Western Cape on South Africa’s 2018 agricultural exports is marginal when viewed in value...

#AgriMarkets: Africa’s maize production prospects

The drier weather conditions that affected parts of South Africa have also had a negative impact in the maize-producing areas of Zimbabwe,...

#AgriMarkets: FMD and SA beef exports

The South African beef industry has seen enormous growth in exports over the past couple of years, generating an estimated US$144 million...

Farm fare: Potato bread variations

When potatoes first reached the European shores from Peru, where it was a staple, the Europeans did not care for its bland taste and...

#AgriMarkets: Grains and oilseeds prospects into 2019

It is year-end and therefore an appropriate time to reflect on the African continent’s agricultural performance, particularly grains and oilseeds which are...

#AgriMarkets: Positive message to the global soya bean market

This week starts with a positive message for soya bean markets as the White House indicates that China has agreed to start...

#AgriMarkets: Large global production, but stocks remain tight

The 2018/2019 global maize harvest could be the second largest on record, up by 3% year-on-year (y/y) at 1,07 billion tons. This...

#AgriMarkets: Positive changes in sunflower seed growing areas

There is still limited activity in the sunflower fields due to lower soil moisture on the back of drier weather conditions in...