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#AgriMarkets: SA’s agricultural exports to target India and China

South Africa’s trade policy is underpinned by an export-led growth strategy. This means that the country essentially looks to grow its economy...

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%...

Amid the grim news, agriculture bears fruit

It has been 25 years since the dawn of democracy and the general mood in the country is pessimistic owing to...

#AgriMarkets: Operationalising existing agriculture policy is key to growth in SA

The policy agenda for growing South Africa’s agricultural sector, has been clear as far back as 2012 when the National Development Plan...

#AgriMarkets: Contained cost pressures provide welcome relief

Over the past few weeks, we noted that South African farmers have had one of the toughest years because of the combined...

‘n Kykie na die landbousektor se ekonomiese bydrae

Die landbousektor lewer 'n aansienlike bydrae tot die land se ekonomie, maar het die afgelope kwartaal nie so goed presteer nie. Wandile...

SA agricultural economy contracted in Q2, 2019

Although South Africa’s economy has recovered from the previous quarter’s economic performance with a 3,1% quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted growth rate (q/q saar),...

#AgriMarkets: USDA report predicts drop in global supplies

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report soon, which will give a sense...

#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...