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Agribusinesses remain optimistic in the first quarter of 2021

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (IDC ACI) improved from 61 points in the fourth quarter of 2020, to 64 in the first...

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.