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#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...

#AgriMarkets: AfCFTA to unlock growth in African trade by 2020

The South African agricultural sector, and specifically the expansion in the sector over the recent past, is heavily reliant on exports. In...

#AgriMarkets: SA agricultural trade surplus expands

If we do not write about South Africa’s first quarter of 2019 agricultural trade figures, one would assume that there have been...

Government called to act in sugar industry crisis

The South African Cane Growers' Association has expressed its concern and disappointment at the fact that President Cyril Ramaphosa made no mention of the perilous state of...

Illovo Sugar SA uplifts rural economies

Illovo Sugar South Africa (Illovo SA), the country’s largest sugar producer, is firmly committed to transformation and building sustainable enterprises, especially in rural communities,...

FAO food price index rises in January

Global food prices began the year on a buoyant note with the FAO Food Price Index averaging 164.8 points in January, up 1,8% from...

FAO Food Price Index declines in November

Globally traded food commodity prices declined in November, led by marked drops for palm oil and other vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organisation...

Food prices dip in October

International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, according...

FAO Food Price Index down in September amid robust supplies

Global agricultural food commodity prices fell in September due to growing inventories of key staples. The FAO Food Price Index declined 1,4% from August...

FAO Food Price Index holds steady in August

The FAO Food Price Index remained stable in August, as cereal prices rebounded while vegetable oils and sugar declined. The monthly index, released, averaged 167,6...