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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

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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

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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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Food inflation eases slightly against market expectation

Recent data from Statistics South Africa indicates that in May 2016, headline inflation eased to 6.1% year-on-year (y/y) from 6.2% y/y in the previous month. This was well below the market expectations of 6.4% y/y.

22.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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SA, Poland in controversial poultry deal

Local producers are crying foul after Poland and South Africa entered a poultry export deal, which they claim may open the door to other EU deals. www.iol.co.za

22.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Brexit risks for SA agri exports

The EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was signed two weeks shy of a referendum in which Britain is set to make a decision on whether to stay as a part of the European Union (EU) or not. South Africa’s celebrations of the EPA were beset by uncertainty over the seemingly possible reality of an EU without Britain. 

20.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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