Agbiz in the news

SA’s annual food producer price inflation decelerates to 5.7%

The benefits of the uptick in agricultural production are already reflected in producer price inflation. Data released this morning showed that South Africa’s food producer price inflation slowed to 5.7% y/y in May 2017 from 6.4% in April 2017 - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

29.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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South Africa set to harvest the biggest soybean crop on record

Despite revising the country’s soybean production forecast to 1.23 million tonnes in May, the Crop Estimate Committee has again winched up its forecast to 1.34 million tonnes – making this season’s crop the largest on record - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz Economist

28.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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More of the same - SA’s wheat import tariff review outcome

The outcome of the review of the dollar-based reference price and variable tariff formula for wheat was released this morning.  The review was initiated by the government in April 2016 due to concerns about the impact... - Wandile Sihlobo

23.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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Intro to Agbiz/Tiger Brands session for Vision 2030 Summit

It is indeed a rare opportunity in the history of South Africa, given its fractious past and legacy of conflicts, that a vision is developed that finds significant favour and support with the majority of people across its immense diversity. This vision is captured in... -  John Purchase, Agbiz CEO

22.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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Ten major trends impacting on the future of agribusiness

The traditional agricultural business model is changing for various reasons, and this requires new thinking and strategies from leaders in agribusiness. Agribusinesses are challenged with meeting the growing demand for food, fibre and beverages, while... - Dr John Purchase, CEO

09.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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‘Back to basics’ approach needed for transformation in the agro-food sector, not a flood of new legislation

The past couple of months have seen the floodgates truly open with new Bills and regulations aimed at land reform, and the latest raft of legislation largely adds to existing confusion - Theo Boshoff, Manager legal intelligence

08.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz Position – Manager: International Trade and Investment Intelligence

Agbiz has to fill the vacant position of Manager: International Trade and Investment Intelligence, as soon as possible.  The deadline for applications is end of June 2017.

07.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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SA agricultural economy now showing signs of recovery

The agricultural GDP has landed in positive territory for the first time since 2014, driven by a robust recovery in agricultural production - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

06.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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SA to set sights on Asia after bumper maize crops in Africa

It looks like Africa is well supplied and if Africa needs maize, with the likes of Kenya and Burundi - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

05.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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SA agriculture saw notable job cuts in Q1, 2017

South Africa’s agricultural sector saw 44 000 job cuts in the first quarter of this year from the last quarter of 2016 - putting the sector’s total labour force at 875 000 jobs - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economIst

02.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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