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Agribusiness Outlook for 2018

“Over the past couple of years, Agbiz has indicated that South Africa had reached a decisive T-junction on its road into the future and that critical decisions were necessary to place the country on a sustainable growth and development […]

By |Dec 4th, 2017|0 Comments|

High Level Panel (HLP) releases Report on Assessment of Key Legislation

High Level Panel (HLP) releases Report on Assessment of Key Legislation

Over the past 21 months, the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Legislation and the Acceleration of Fundamental Change, which has been chaired by formerPresident Kgalema Motlanthe, has […]

By |Dec 1st, 2017|0 Comments|
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    Was Zimbabwe the breadbasket of Africa before its land reform programme?

Was Zimbabwe the breadbasket of Africa before its land reform programme?

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There is a commonly held view that Zimbabwe used to be the breadbasket of Africa, although the specific timeframe is unclear.

This vague narrative gives an impression that Zimbabwe lost its “breadbasket” status during former President Robert Mugabe’s tenure. […]

By |Nov 29th, 2017|0 Comments|

SA food price inflation decelerates

Food inflation slowed to 5.3% y/y in October 2017, from 5.4% y/y in the previous month. This is the lowest level in 23-months, thanks to lower agricultural commodity prices. Most food product price inflation remain at relatively lower levels, […]

By |Nov 23rd, 2017|0 Comments|

Prospects for agriculture in the upcoming WTO’s eleventh ministerial conference

Trade Ministers from the WTO’s 164-member countries will convene in Beunos Aires, Argentina from 10 to 13 December 2017 for the 11th Ministerial Conference, which is the highest decision-making body of the WTO. The last (10th) WTO Ministerial Conference […]

By |Nov 23rd, 2017|0 Comments|

National Minimum Wage Bill headed to Parliament

Last week Friday (the 17th of November) the Minister of Labour published the National Minimum Wage Bill and its accompanying amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA). These Bills followed a somewhat a-typical route as it was […]

By |Nov 23rd, 2017|0 Comments|

From a beast of burden to delicacy

Remember how scandalous it was when the University of Stellenbosch’s meat scientists published a study in 2013 showing that some processed meat products in retail stores contained donkey meat which was not declared on the packaging? The societal outrage […]

By |Nov 23rd, 2017|0 Comments|

Global sunflower seed production declines

After experiencing an uptick in sunflower seed production in the 2016/17 season, the world is set to harvest a relatively smaller crop in the 2017/18 production season. The most recent estimates from SUNSEEDMAN, a Turkish based consulting group, suggests […]

By |Nov 16th, 2017|0 Comments|

SA food products price inflation slows to 1.3% y/y

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Food products’ price inflation eased to 1.3% y/y in September 2017, from 1.9% y/y in the previous month. The deceleration was broad-based, with the exception of dairy products which inched up from the previous month. Meat and meat […]

By |Oct 26th, 2017|0 Comments|

New World Bank book shows value of data in farming interventions

*This first appeared in Business Day on 26 October 2017.

Strategic interventions should be informed by facts in order to be effective in addressing societal challenges. This rings true to the gender debate in the agricultural sector. Many researchers (myself […]

By |Oct 26th, 2017|0 Comments|