24.04.2015

Agbiz launches Political Agri-economics Report

The political environment has now, almost more than ever, become a determining factor for most big business decisions.  Agbiz has drawn in specialists in political analysis to provide clarity.

Opinions and perceptions drive decision-making of agribusiness executives. With unbiased and sound analysis, Agbiz provides its members with intelligence to better inform their perceptions and ultimately guide them to make better business decisions. The political environment has now, almost more than ever, become a determining factor for most big business decisions. Politicians tend to use agriculture as its playing ground, not always understanding the risks it impose on the people involved, on business confidence and on investments. Agriculture forms the basis of many livelihoods; from agribusiness employees, farmers, farm workers and the rural community. For the mere fact that it carries such a heavy impact, it has become inevitable for decision makers to get a better, unbiased and unpopularistic view on what is really going on in the political sphere and its impact on the agricultural sector.

Agbiz has drawn in specialists in political analysis to provide clarity. Accordingly, Agbiz attempts to make sense on why certain policy issues, impacting the sector, are being addressed; from the land ceilings, to monetary policy.

Agbiz members and media representatives today attended an exclusive launch of the first Agbiz Political Agri-Economy report. Political analyst and specialist from North West University, Dr Jan Venter, and his team presented the political analysis – with the objective of creating a basis of the broader political stance as we see and experience it today. Mrs Lindie Stroebel, Agbiz Manager Agribusiness Intelligence put it into context of the agri-political, policy, economic, trading and regulatory environment – all matters to be taken in consideration for any well-informed decision-maker.

Key elements of political uncertainty

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