Agriculture still employs a significant number of South Africans


The South African agricultural sector remains essential and a notable job creator in our economy.

SA summer crop conditions still in fair state but need rain


This past week, I drove from Pretoria to Edenville, a small farming town in the northern region of the Free State, for ...

SA’s beef exports to Saudi Arabia crucial to industry growth


Positive news is hard to come by at most times in SA.

SA’s agricultural exports robust in Q3, 2023


SA's agricultural exports amounted to US$3.9 billion in the third quarter of this year, up by 4% year on year ...

Time to rekindle bold plan for agricultural development


When structuring growth-enhancing reforms, there is value in crafting a unifying overarching vision where each role ...

Biosecurity breaches are a significant risk to SA's agricultural growth agenda


One aspect that remains a major challenge for the domestic animal farming sector and has been raised by our members in ...

China moves closer to cultivation of GMO maize and soybean seeds


A media article from Reuters this past week noted that China is closer to commercialising genetically modified maize ...

Concerns and positive developments for food prices


We are emerging from a reasonably quiet week from a data perspective regarding the agricultural industry and food ...

Global and domestic wheat production dynamics and their implications for prices


We recently published an optimistic view about the 2023/24 global grains supplies outlook, drawing on from data from ...

Agricultural exports remained robust in second quarter of year


SA's agricultural exports amounted to $3.4bn (R64.2bn) in the second quarter of this year, up by 0,1% year on year, ...