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Round-up of global grains production data

The high-frequency data on both domestic and global markets has reinforced the view that grain prices could be under pressure this year...

#AgriMarkets: SA key maize supplier to African markets

The role of the South African and Zambian maize industries in the Southern and East African regions will remain significant in the...

#AgriMarkets: No need for agricultural commodity export restrictions

Last week brought further evidence that there is no need for protectionist policies in the global grain market as there are abundant supplies.

#AgriMarkets: Policy interventions supporting SA agriculture amid the COVID-19 pandemic

While it is too early to make a definitive assessment, one can argue that South Africa’s agricultural sector has been relatively more insulated from...

Agricultural employment up marginally in Q4, 2019

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey data for the fourth quarter of 2019 shows that South Africa’s primary agricultural employment increased by 4,2% (or 36...

Biosekuriteit as teenvoeter vir bek-en-klouseer

Die VSA en China het onlangs 'n langverwagte handelsooreenkoms geteken, wat behels dat China miljarde dollar se landbougoedere van die VSA gaan...

#AgriMarkets: Factors underpinning SA production

The underperformance of South Africa’s agricultural sector in 2019 was largely caused by two factors: drought and biosecurity (specifically foot-and-mouth disease and...

Agbiz Media Day highlights agricultural economic conditions

This year’s annual Agbiz Media Day took place on 5 December at the Grain Auditorium in Pretoria. Dr John Purchase, the CEO of Agbiz,...

Top landboustudente op die kassie

In 29 Oktober se episode van Grootplaas kyk ons na 'n insetsel oor die Old Mutual Landboustudent van die Jaar-kompetise wat by...

SA agricultural employment up marginally in Q3, 2019

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey data for the third quarter of 2019 shows that South Africa’s primary agricultural employment jumped by 4,5%...