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News archive - April-2016

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. 

20.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news


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.

19.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news


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


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.

15.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news


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