South Africa is traditionally a net exporter of maize and a net importer of wheat. However, during 2015/16 marketing year the country became a net importer of both maize and wheat due to lower supplies on the back of a drought season.
03.11.2016 / Agbiz in the news
Rarely has a medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) generated as much interest as the MTBPS of today, and rightly so. With continued sluggish and deteriorating economic growth, and increased demands on the fiscus for ‘free’ higher education, drought and other support for the agricultural sector, social welfare, a nuclear power programme and many more, Minister Gordhan and National Treasury have had a tough job to balance expenditure with lagging tax revenue.
26.10.2016 / Agbiz in the news
Groundnut production in SA has declined to its lowest levels since 1946. The drought was one of the main reasons for the industry’s poor performance, said Wandile Sihlobo, head of economic and agribusiness intelligence at Agbiz.
- Farmer's Weekly
18.10.2016 / Agbiz in the news
US consumers may soon see South African avocados on their supermarket shelves as growers from the country look for new markets to sustain export growth momentum that’s set to taper in its home continent.
13.10.2016 / Agbiz in the news
A’s low growth will leave many people outside the labour market, with about 400,000 people failing to find employment every year, statistician-general Pali Lehohla has said.
12.10.2016 / Agbiz in the news