May 13, 2019

SA agriculture sector coping with challenges

South Africa’s agricultural sector remains resilient, but needs to learn how to cope with challenges such as drought and policy uncertainty, First National Bank (FNB) senior agricultural economist Paul Makube said on Monday. “However, the industry […]
April 23, 2019

Financial planning is crucial to sustainable production

To weather the impact of market fluctuations and extreme climatic conditions, producers have to think strategically about farming. Pieter de Jager spoke to Glenneis Kriel about his strategy. In the absence of subsidies and government protection, […]
March 26, 2019

Light rains expected in April

In his latest newsletter on weather and agricultural conditions, Johan van den Berg of Santam Agriculture says summer rainfall is nearing its end with only light rainfall expected in the last week of March and first […]
March 15, 2019

What to expect from South Africa’s maize output following drought

South Africa is projected to experience a shortage in maize output following the drought. Furthermore, supplies of the staple maize are anticipated to decline to their lowest level this month. Fortunately, the country’s stocks are set […]