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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...

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...