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News archive - January-2016

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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Drought and doubt hits Sadc agribusiness

Land policy uncertainty and the drought in the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) region are driving down confidence levels in the agribusiness sector. 
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20.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz 2016: Being fit for the future

Henry Ford (1922) said in his book, My Life and Work: "The moment the farmer considers himself as an industrialist ... farming will be considered as among the least hazardous and most profitable of occupations." In a sense referring to innovation, Mr Ford's statement still holds some lessons for agribusiness, albeit not restricted to industrialisation, which was characterised by, amongst others, the use of technological innovation to solve problems. www.bizcommunity.com

19.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Agribusiness Confidence Index

The Agbiz / IDC agribusiness confidence index for the 1st quarter of 2016 has dropped by a further 15%. According to some experts this drop indicates that South African agribusinesses still have a pessimistic business outlook.
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18.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz honours Professor Karaan

South Africa’s Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) has honoured Professor Mohammad Karaan of Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of AgriSciences for his exceptional service to the South African agribusiness sector. www.iol.co.za

15.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Future success much wider than technology or technological innovation - Agbiz Congress

Henry Ford (1922) said in his book, My Life and Work: “The moment the farmer considers himself as an industrialist … farming will be considered as among the least hazardous and most profitable of occupations.” In a sense referring to innovation, Mr Ford’s statement still holds some lessons for agribusiness, albeit not restricted to industrialisation, which was characterised by, amongst others, the use of technological innovation to solve problems.

10.06.2016 / Media Releases

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Reserve Bank will do its part to ensure competitive advantage - Agbiz Congress

Agribusinesses can rest assured that the South African Reserve Bank is committed to containing inflation.

10.06.2016 / Media Releases

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Agbiz plays vital strategic role - Agbiz Congress

Agbiz has a vital role to play in the current economic meltdown, Agbiz chairperson Schalk Pienaar said at the Agbiz congress.

10.06.2016 / Media Releases

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Agri-parks: No intent of government to run agriculture - Agbiz Congress

The government has no intent of running agriculture with its agri-parks concept. Rural South Africa, however, has to be transformed and the government believes that agri-parks will make a huge contribution in this regard. Nasele Mehlomakulu, chief director: Infrastructure Development of the department of rural development and land reform, told the Agbiz congress that the department is consulting as widely as possible with stakeholders to ensure the success of the project.

10.06.2016 / Media Releases

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