January 15, 2019

Don’t underestimate agri contribution to SA economy

Sekhoto-Iga, who also heads up the youth wing of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (Afasa), participated in a live TV discussion on SABC2’s flagship show, Morning Live. “The negativity (around farming) really comes from the results […]
January 15, 2019

Maize crop forecast not as dire as it seems

Many factors influence the current forecasts for the South Africa maize crop and maize prices, and the current drought conditions, in especially North West and some parts of the Free State, should not be compared to […]
May 9, 2018

Challenges and opportunities as the fourth industrial revolution bring change to agriculture

The fourth industrial revolution will bring significant change to South African agriculture and agro-processing. According to Nico Groenewald, Head of Agriculture at Standard Bank Group, it will introduce new challenges and opportunities
March 23, 2018

African markets might look to South Africa for additional maize supplies

Despite South Africa having over 4.0 million tonnes of maize available for exports in the 2017/18 marketing year following a record harvest, actual exports could only amount to 2.4 million tonnes. This was due to a […]