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News archive - July-2012

Planne vir vraag-en-aanbodkomitee vorder

Die werkswyse van ’n komitee wat ’n maandelikse skatting van die vraag en aanbod van grane en oliesade sal publiseer, is amper gereed.

Na verwagting sal dié komitee tot groter prysstabiliteit en voedselsekerheid bydra, het dr. John Purchase, uitvoerende hoof van die Landboubesigheidskamer en raadslid van die Nasionale Landboubemarkingsraad (NLBR), op ’n vergadering in Pretoria aan belanghebbendes gesê.

31.08.2012 / Agbiz in the news

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Battling those bad road blues

Poor maintenance of unpaved roads in the rural North West plays havoc with farmers and other road users. And the problem isn’t only confined to that province, writes Robyn Joubert.

The poor condition of the unpaved road network in North West has seen some farmers forced to grade the roads themselves simply to keep the lifeline to their businesses open. “In some areas, contractors and lorries aren’t prepared to travel on those roads. There are many examples of farmers maintaining their own roads purely because the department isn’t doing it,” said Agri North West CEO Boeta du Toit.

27.08.2012 / Agbiz in the news

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Agriculture a preferred sector

Current market conditions instil confidence for investment in agriculture, and financial institutions consider agriculture as one of their preferred sectors.

This view is shared by Agri SA and Agbiz, which had facilitated a meeting with representatives of the agriculture divisions of the four major commercial banks to discuss matters relating to agricultural financing. During the discussions, the macro-economic conditions under which agriculture functions were considered, as well as the relatively favourable production and market conditions of the past five years which were supportive of profitability and asset growth within the sector.

22.08.2012 / Agbiz in the news

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Representatives of the commercial banks within the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) and Agri SA recently met to discuss matters of mutual interest pertaining to the financing of agriculture in South Africa

Huidige markomstandighede skep vertroue vir investering in die landbou en finansiële instellings beskou die landbou tans as een van hul voorkeursektore. Hierdie siening word gedeel deur Agri SA en Agbiz wat ‘n gesprek met verteenwoordigers van die vier groot handelsbanke se landbou-afdelings oor landbou-finansieringsaangeleenthede gefasiliteer het.

21.08.2012 / Media Releases

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