Commercialisation of black farmers can help SA grow


Government policy orientation needs to change from land governance to farmer support programmes

Higher seasonal output will not sustain sales of agricultural machinery


No industry will escape the economic pain of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Positive prospects for the 2020/21 global grains harvest


Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the World Agricultural Supply and Demand ...

Food supply secure, but exporting farmers in for tough time amid Covid-19


The Covid-19 pandemic is fast changing the way we live our lives. The virus has affected every facet of life - health ...

WATCH | Should we worried about SA's food supplies amid Covid-19?


HeraldLIVE columnist and Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa chief economist Wandile Sihlobo addresses ...

South Africa’s farm economy to recover in 2020


South Africa’s farming economy was not in good shape in 2019. This is clear from the agricultural GDP data released ...

Is the coronavirus outbreak a risk for South Africa’s agriculture?


There is a strong sense of unease in the world right now. The coronavirus outbreak in China is fast spreading across ...

Cannabis, steaming all over Africa


South Africa is not the only African country that is suddenly taking interest in cannabis.

A mixed bag of grains


We had important data out overnight – the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, produced by the United ...

Farmers’ optimism reined in by disease and irregular rainfall


Too early to predict production for this season as drought and foot-and-mouth disease remain problems