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 group, suggest that 2016/17 global […]

Weather will be the key determinant for South Africa’s 2016/17 maize production

by Wandile Sihlobo on Sep 1st, 2016|

The debate about South Africa’s 2016/17 summer crops production has returned to the top of the agenda as we enter the new production season. Normally, different organisations make different projections, which are attached to various assumptions about the future. […]

President Zuma’s SONA raises concerns for agriculture and agribusiness

by Dr John Purchase, Agbiz CEO on Feb 13th, 2015|

Last night President Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) amid much turmoil in Parliament, but more importantly also amid a country grappling with many challenges, issues and frustrations. In his address President Zuma made considerable reference […]

BEE: Business to bite the (silver) bullet?

by Derick van der Walt on Jan 28th, 2015|

President Jacob Zuma signed the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Amendment Act 46 of 2013 into law in January 2014, while the new Phase 1 and Phase 2 B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice were gazetted in respectively October 2013 […]

Best wishes from Agbiz for a challenging 2015

by Dr John Purchase on Jan 8th, 2015|

In a rapidly changing world, where modern communication connects billions across the world and creates the potential for unprecedented growth and development, there is also an increasing threat against civil liberties of freedom of expression, freedom of association, freedom […]

Profitable partners or partners facing painful problems?

by Derick van der Walt on Jul 9th, 2014|

To share 50% of your worldly possessions with your farm workers, especially those who have been at your side for many years, seems a noble idea.

After all, they have been there for you through the droughts, the floods, that […]