Sunflower seed production soars

by Wandile Sihlobo on Oct 25th, 2016|

Despite the decline in sunflower seed production over the past few years, the world is set to harvest a bumper crop in the 2016/17 production season. Recent estimates from SUNSEEDMAN, a Turkish based consulting […]

UPDATE: South African food inflation unchanged

by Wandile Sihlobo on Oct 19th, 2016|

Figures released this morning by Statistics South Africa show that headline inflation has accelerated to 6.1% year-on-year (y/y) in September 2016 from 5.9% y/y in the previous month, with rentals for housing and owners’ […]

South African peanut production at a lowest level in 71 years

by Wandile Sihlobo on Oct 18th, 2016|

Recent data from the National Crop Estimate Committee indicates that in the 2015/16 production year, South Africa produced 18 850 tons of groundnuts (peanuts). This is the smallest crop in 71 years—down three folds […]

International Grains Council’s 2016/17 production estimates

by Wandile Sihlobo on Oct 13th, 2016|

Despite ongoing talks about production challenges across a number of countries, the world is still well-supplied regarding grains and oilseeds.

The International Grains Council (IGC), indicated just last week in their monthly report that the […]

SA will have to weather high meat prices into next year

by Wandile Sihlobo, Head Economic and Agribusiness Intelligence at Agbiz on Oct 13th, 2016|

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that […]