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News archive - February-2013

Politiek en weer knou vertroue in landbousake

Die landbousakekamer Agbiz verwag ’n verdere afplatting van landbousakevertroue in 2014.  Dr. John Purchase, uitvoerende direkteur, en me. Lindie Stroebel, bestuurder van ekonomiese inligting, sê in ’n vooruitskouing vir die nuwe jaar landbousakevertroue was positief in die eerste helfte van 2013, maar die indeks het later in die jaar  ’n daling getoon. » More

Agribusiness Intelligence

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Agribusiness CompetivenessAs Agbiz negotiates for an enabling environment for agri -businesses, it can basically be referred to that Agbiz is negotiating to improve the competitiveness of the sector.

To measure how competitive the agribusiness sector in South Africa is, Agbiz assesses how successful the sector sells its products over time in the local and global environment. The Relative Trade Advantage method, as originally developed by Balassa (1977, 1989) and extended by Volrath (1991), allows for the measurement of competitiveness under real world conditions such as uneven economic “playing fi elds”, distorted economies and different trade regimes and is therefore the most suited for measuring the competitiveness status

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Agbiz / IDC Agribusiness Confidence index dropped by 20%

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The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz), with the support of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), constructs the Agbiz / IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index on a quarterly basis.

 

12.12.2013 / Agbiz in the news

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Can SA farmers feed demand?

Farmers.jpg SA FARMERS are about to hit a sweet spot, one that could cause net farm income to rise steeply over the next decade, but farmers are not gearing up to take full advantage of the bumper years that are on the way.

From 1975 to 2005, food prices showed a long-term structural decline. Then prices started rising, spiking in 2007, in 2009 and again in 2011, by which time the global food price index had hit 200 - double its level at the start of the 2000s. The consensus is that the great 30-year decline is over: food prices will maintain this high plateau.

12.12.2013 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz optimistic about outlook for 2014

The Absa AgriBusiness outlook, released this week, is optimistic about the industry in 2014.

Agbiz says in its latest newsletter the macro-economic environment is favourable and provides opportunity for South African agriculture to utilise low interest rates to increase their capital expenditure towards improving efficiencies and productivity.

12.12.2013 / Agbiz in the news

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Engagements between government, business and labour now more critical than ever

Engagements between Government, Business and Labour now critical more than ever

The need to intensify the engagement of government and business on labour market issues has become critical given the disappointing economic growth in th e last quarter of 2013. With growth now estimated at 0.7% in the fourth quarter, the annual growth forecasts have been revised downward to 1.9%.

28.11.2013 / Media Releases

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Cape Town to host International Agribusiness Conference

The World Forum of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) will see 450 delegates spend four days at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in June 2014.

IFAMA is an international management organization that brings together current and future business, academic and government leaders to improve the strategic focus, transparency sustainability and responsiveness of the global food and agribusiness system.

20.11.2013 / Agbiz in the news

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No secrecy surrounding AFGRI investors

The mystery surronding the identity of shareholders of AgriGroup,a consortium of investors that has put in a R2,4 billion takeover offer for agricultural group Afgri,and their as yet unnamed  BEE partners, has given rise to suspicion in some circles.

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Go-ahead for biofuels

Biofuel blending will increase the demand for canola,sorghum and soya beans in South Africa.

Denene Erasmus reports. To download this article, click here.

A cold, wet but wonderful Agri Mega Week

Despite rain, mud and some very cold weather Agri Mega Week succesfully celebrated its 21st anniversary recentlywith an expo dedicated to the theme 'Agriculture for Job Creation'. To download this article, click here.

Cape farm strikes 'a watershed'

THE farm workers’ strike that began in the Western Cape hamlet of De Doorns last year will go down with the tragic events of Marikana and Sondela as a watershed in South Africa’s labour history, according to Potchefstroom Business School special adviser Theo Venter.

The events demonstrated there was "no unity of vision in the ANC (African National Congress)" government, Mr Venter said at an agricultural outlook conference in Pretoria on Monday.

01.10.2013 / Agbiz in the news

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