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SA food price inflation decelerates in January 2021

South Africa's food price inflation softened to 5,6% y/y in January 2021, from 6,2% y/y in the previous month. The deceleration applied...

Second-largest level on record for SA’s agri-exports in 2020

South Africa’s agricultural exports amounted to US$10,2 billion in 2020, which is a 3% increase from the previous year. This is the...

#AgriMarkets: Updated agricultural policy for 2021 is paramount

A stable, predictable, and conducive policy environment is crucial to developing any sector and the economy at large. The expansion in South...

RSG Landbou: 17 Sep 2020 – aan jou gebring deur Bona...

In Donderdag se aflewering van RSG Landbou, fokus ons op varkproduksie en -voeding. Mashilo Phosa van Chemunique praat onder andere oor die...

Climate and COVID-19 present varying risks for Africa’s agriculture

The reports of a potential La Niña event during the coming summer months present different risks for Southern and Eastern Africa’s agriculture....

#AgriMarkets: SA could have yet another good season in 2020/21

It has become increasingly challenging to forecast agricultural production seasons with some level of confidence. One of the factors that have contributed...

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...