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News archive - January-2016

SA may not be able to import enough white maize to meet demand

SA, which is set to produce the smallest maize crop since 2008 this year, may miss a target to import enough of the white variety this season to meet consumers' needs, the biggest agricultural lobby group said. -Bizcommunity

18.07.2016 / Agbiz in the news


Zim-verbod op invoer is ‘rooi vlag’

Zimbabwe se verbod op die invoer van sekere voedsel- en ander produkte uit SA is “ ʼn rooi vlag” vir kleinhandelaars en mense in die betrokke waardekettings. Landbouweekblad

15.07.2016 / Agbiz in the news


Agbiz Newsletter - 8 July

In this week's newsletter:
Brief comments on South Africa's white maize market; Land dynamics in Africa: What is the potential for expansion?; Prioritisation of South Africa's orange export markets in the Far East

08.07.2016 / News


Abnormally high maize prices are temporary

Farmers must improve how they plan the next season’s buying, production and marketing strategies to minimise risks. There are growing concerns about the outlook of South Africa’s agriculture due to a number of macro-level risk factors. - Moneyweb 

08.07.2016 / Agbiz in the news


Position available for Management Accountant at Agbiz

The purpose of this position is to provide professional advice and support to management, with regards to financial planning, budgeting, and reporting, to ensure that effective decisions are made.

06.07.2016 / Agbiz in the news



South Africa makes around R7.4billion per annum in export earnings from the UK as a result of an EU trade agreement. This is 25% of revenue that the country earns from the export of agricultural products to the European Union. Economist Wandile Sihlobo from Agbiz spoke to SAFM about this issue.

26.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news


“Brexit” vote not an immediate game changer for RSA Agricultural Exports

Britain’s decision to vote to leave the European Union (EU) has sparked wider concerns regarding its existing trade engagements under the EU. For South African agriculture, the most exposed sectors to the British market are fruit and wine industries.

24.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news


Highlights from the 26th IFAMA World Conference

The 26th IFAMA World Conference was hosted by IFAMA, the world-renowned Danish Food Cluster, and the Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management in the picturesque city of Aarhus in Denmark. Dr John Purchase shares some of the highlighs.

24.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news


White maize sufficient for coming months, Agbiz says

South Africa, Africa’s top maize producer, has enough white maize for the coming months as dry weather helps boost harvesting, but the country may struggle to source required imports of the grain it uses as a staple later this season, an industry body said.

23.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news


What would Brexit mean for South African wine exports?

As British citizens decide whether to remain or leave the EU (the so called Brexit vote) on 23 June 2016, how will SA’s wine exports be reconfigured should Britons choose the latter?

22.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news


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