R32m boost for dairy trust

A partnership of 15 years between black and white dairy farmers in Kouga has received a welcome R32m boost from the government in the...

SA food products price inflation decelerates to 1.9% y/y

Food products price inflation decelerated to 1.9% year-on-year (y/y) in August 2017, from 3.3% y/y in July 2017. Unlike the previous months, where this...

SA food inflation falls to lowest level in 21 months   

Food inflation decelerated to 5.7% year-on-year (y/y) in August 2017, from 6.8% y/y in the previous month. These are the lowest levels since November...

Low-skilled labour plan could boost farm labour

Industrial research and development engineering company, Greville Wood Developments (GWD) is awaiting funding to re-create a 1986 manufacturing proof study and farming plan, called...

Higher interest rates could lead to higher inflation

Never have we seen so much money globally. Since the financial crisis, major central banks have cut short-term interest rates to never-thought-possible levels. When...

G-20 Compact Africa: Opportunities & challenges

The first meeting in Africa of Finance Ministers and representatives from the G-20 Compact with Africa (CWA) countries recently took place in Accra, Ghana....

Another award for AFGRI’s unstoppable legal team

The AFGRI Legal team has secured yet another award for excellence - this time at the 2017 African Legal Awards. The team won the...

BRICS a growing market for SA agricultural exports

BRICS countries held their 9th summit from 3 September in Xiamen, China under the theme of stronger partnership for a bright future. The BRICS...

SA’s agri sector slowly bouncing back to full strength

Paul Makube, Senior Agricultural Economist at FNB gives a snapshot of the agricultural sector and its recovery from the drought. Overview of commodities South Africa’s (SA)...

SA agri economy showing robust growth

The second quarter agricultural GDP figures confirm that the agri sector is eventually out of the woods. Data released on 9 September showed that...