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News archive - November-2015

Rest in pieces 2015

Lindie Stroebel of Agbiz is of the opinion that farmers are diversifying their businesses so that they are able to participate in global value chains, thereby cushioning themselves against South Africa’s economic troubles.
- Farmer's Weekly 

22.12.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz Outlook 2016

In the Agbiz Outlook 2015, Agbiz stated that 2015 will provide for a challenging environment for agribusinesses and farmers. This has proved to be true, but in as much as 2015 was challenging, 2016 will be far more so.
- Agbiz media release

09.12.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Agricultural industry in Africa could be 3 times as big as it currently is by the year 2030

A recent report from the World Bank shows that the agricultural industry in Africa could be 3 times as big as it currently is by the year 2030. Elsa Esterhuizen discussed this idea with Dr John Purchase, CEO of AgBiz.
- Groot Ontbyt 

08.12.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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National minimum wage will cause job losses, parties caution

EFF is adamant that it will not be satisfied with anything less than a R4 500/month national minimum wage, despite warnings from other political parties that a major hike in the minimum wage could cause the loss of more than one million jobs.
- FARMER'S WEEKLY 

27.11.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Confusion over DAFF drought assistance

Following a meeting with major stakeholders in the agriculture sector on the effect of the current drought, confusion still remained about which areas had been declared disasters as well as how and where state support would be given.
- FARMER'S WEEKLY 

27.11.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz BASA Financing of land reform plan implementation

Agbiz and the Banking Association of South Africa (BASA) earlier this year developed a financing for land reform model in line with the objectives of the National Development Plan.  

26.11.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Relief, then grief for red meat lovers

Agbiz has warned that the drought has an extensive reach that will have further socio-economic and food security ramifications at regional level.
- www.fin24.com

19.11.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Agriculture sector warns of wider drought impact

It is clear that the drought situation is not limited to South Africa, but has an extensive regional reach that will have further socio-economic and food security ramifications at regional level as well, Agri SA and the SA Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) said.
- Fin24 

11.11.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz Members

  • Absa AgriBusiness
  • Afgri Operations Ltd
  • Afrivet
  • Agri Expo
  • AFMA
  • Agrifusion
  • Agri Mega Group
  • Alltech (Pty) Ltd
  • Association of Agritourism South Africa (AASA)
  • AVCASA
  • Barloworld Handling Materials
  • Bathopele
  • Beefmaster
  • BKB Ltd
  • Capespan
  • Certisure
  • Citrus Growers Association
  • Durban Fresh Produce Market
  • East London Industrial Development Zone
  • Engen
  • Farmwise Grains (Pty) Ltd
  • FNB
  • Fraserburg Koöp Bpk
  • Fresh Produce Exporters' Forum (FPEF)
  • GWK Limited
  • Highveld Egg Co-op Ltd
  • Hans Merensky Holdings
  • Humansdorpse Koöp Bpk Trading as The Co-op/Die Kooperasie
  • Industrial Development Corporation
  • Institute of Market Agents of SA (IMASA)
  • John Deere
  • Kimech Agri Tractor and Machinery CC
  • Kaap Agri Bedryf Ltd
  • KLK Landbou Bpk
  • Land Bank
  • Marsh Africa
  • Monsanto
  • Mosstrich Ltd
  • Mutual & Federal Agri
  • National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC)
  • Nedbank
  • Netafim
  • PMI SA
  • NWK Ltd
  • Obaro
  • Old Mutual
  • Overberg Agri Bedrywe (Edms) Bpk
  • OVK Operations Ltd
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred RSA (Pty) Ltd
  • PwC South Africa
  • Rovic Leers
  • SA Agri Academy
  • Saltcor
  • San Miguel Fruits SA
  • Sansor
  • Santam Agriculture
  • Senwes Ltd
  • Signa
  • Standard Bank Agriculture
  • SSK
  • Suidwes Agriculture Ltd
  • Sundays River Citrus Company (Pty) Ltd