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News archive - May-2017

SA agricultural trade balance increased to R38.6 billion in October 2017

South Africa’s agricultural exports increased to a cumulative value of R123.8 billion by end of October 2017 driven by solid performance from fruits, sugar, dairy and grains products. By end of October 2017, agricultural exports recorded a positive growth rate of 1.6 percent whereas imports decline by 4.1 percent as compared to the corresponding period last year - Sifiso Ntombela, Agbiz Head: International Trade and Investment Intelligence

01.12.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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PPI UPDATE: SA food products price inflation decelerates to 0.4% y/y

After slowing to 1.3% y/y in September 2017, the headline food products’ price inflation further decelerated to 0.4% last month. This reflects the benefits of a large harvest in the 2016/17 production season, particularly grain related products - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

30.11.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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High level panel on key legislation reveals challenges in the implementation of land reform legislation

A high level parliamentary committee headed up by former President Kgalema Mothlante released their highly-anticipated report this past week. The committee was tasked at investigating the implementation of key legislation aimed at catalyzing fundamental change in South Africa. The issue of land reform was central to its study - Theo Boshoff, Agbiz Head: Legal Intelligence

30.11.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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Major trends in the agro-food system in South Africa

We live in a world of constant change, but one thing that remains a constant is that people must eat daily to meet their dietary needs for an active and healthy life. For this reason people across the world need to have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. Key to this access to food is the issue of affordability. This is the reason governments across the world introduce policies to develop agro-food systems in their respective countries that ensure food security for the population - Dr John Purchase, Agbiz CEO

30.11.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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