Agbiz Week Ahead

  • 28-30 November 2016 - AFRICAN AGRI INVESTMENT INDABA
  • 30 November 2016 - Maize Trust Meeting
  • 1 December 2016 - Drought Section 7 Committee Meeting
  • 2 December 2016 - Wheat Steering Committee

Message from Agbiz CEO


In the Agbiz Outlook 2015, Agbiz stated that 2015 will provide for a challenging environment for agribusinesses and farmers due to subdued local economic growth prospects and constrained consumers, as well as weather, policy and labour uncertainty. This has proved to be true, but in as much as 2015 was challenging, 2016 will be far more so. In a deteriorating economic, social and political environment, as reflected by recent downgradings by investment rating agencies...
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Agribusiness Outlook for 2017

As predicted, 2016 has been an extremely challenging and tumultuous year for the agribusiness environment and farmers alike, Agbiz CEO, Dr John Purchase, said today at a media briefing in Pretoria. Not only did the prevailing drought of the previous years continue its devastation over much of the country, but a declining economy...

Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declines marginally in Q4, 2016

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declined by 5 index points in the fourth quarter of this year.  Seven out of ten sub-indices of the survey showed expansion, with the exception of turnover, net operating income and employment sub-indices, which were the key drivers of this decline. 
- Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz

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