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John Purchase on NAMPO Harvest Day

Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase speaks about the positive aspects of this year’s Nampo Harvest Day expo.

01.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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South Africa set to harvest the biggest maize crop on record

After the CEC revised its maize production forecast to 14.54 million tonnes in April, it has further lifted its forecast to 15.63 million tonnes – making this season’s crop the largest on record - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

31.05.2017 / News

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SA’s annual food producer price inflation falls

The notable uptick in agricultural production has kept market prices under pressure over the past few months and food processors continue to benefit from this improvement - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

25.05.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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SA’s annual food inflation falls to the lowest level in 18 months

Last month’s deceleration in food inflation, to 6.7% y/y, means that South Africa’s food prices are at the lowest levels in 18 months. This is a reflection of the benefits of higher agricultural output this year following good weather conditions across the country - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

24.05.2017 / News

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