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News archive - February-2016

Wheat tariffs must fit SA’s context

TRADE policy debates are incomplete if argued without due consideration of the effect of selected instruments on both the consumption and production sides.
- Business Day 

07.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news


‘Vertrou SARB se beleid’ – Kganyago

Die hoof van die Reserwebank het by Agbiz se konferensie gesê prys- en loonvastellings wat hoër as die inflasiekoers is, is ’n bron van kommer.

02.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news


Agbiz to pave the road for the future during 2016 Congress

South Africa’s agricultural business chamber Agbiz hosts its biannual congress in the Western Cape this week. OFM News’ agri editor, Sabrina Dean, spoke to Agbiz CEO, Dr John Purchase, about some of the pre-congress highlights, as well as what can be expected for the rest of this week.

02.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news


SA Maize supplies

The effects of the South African drought continue to be felt with imports of white and yellow maize increasing steadily, to meet local and regional demand.  Will Southern Africa be able to source sufficient white maize supplies from the global market?

27.05.2016 / Agbiz in the news


Agbiz Congress aims to unpack business environment

With South Africa at a major cross roads, or even a T-junction, it is crucial for agri businesses and roleplayers along the food value chain to understand the environment in which they are operating.  This is according to Agbiz CEO, John Purchase, who says this has been among the main criteria taken into account in structuring the programme for the agricultural business chambers’ forthcoming biennial Congress.

05.05.2016 / Agbiz in the news


El Nino pushes South Africa corn imports to two-decade high

South Africa, the continent’s biggest producer of corn, became a net importer of the grain for the first time since 2008 this year, bringing in the most in two decades after the worst drought in more than a century hurt local output.
- Bloomberg 

04.05.2016 / Agbiz in the news


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