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Market overview for June 2020

Dr Frikkie Maré, academic head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free State (UFS), provides a monthly...

Market overview for January 2020

Dr Frikkie Maré, academic head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free State (UFS), provides a monthly...

Growing spineless cactus pear as livestock feed source

The University of the Free State (UFS) is promoting sun-dried spineless cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) cladodes and fruit as major ruminant feed sources. Cactus...

Circular economics in agriculture

Traditional economics takes a one-way linear flow approach to production. Companies harvest and extract resources or materials and use it to manufacture a product...

The ins and outs of agricultural markets

Economic systems can be broadly defined as either free markets, also known as price systems, or command systems, which are at the other end...