January 29, 2019

How protecting your crops is vital for your business success

Protecting your crops from disease, pests and weeds has to be done if you want to be able to keep your farm profitable. Deciding how to do this, however, will require that you carefully consider regulations, […]
May 18, 2018

Insights into the global grains market

The global cereal grains market showed an upward trend from 2007 to 2016, expanding by 4% to 2,676 million tonnes in 2016. The cereal grains market grew with a CAGR of +2.6% over the last nine years, according to IndexBox estimates. In value terms, the market kept at the same level of 2015 and stood at $632bn in 2016. From 2007 to 2016, the market value was subject to significant fluctuations against changes in prices, crop yield and global cereal grains reserves.
April 19, 2018

Researchers developing drought-tolerant African crops

Researchers at the Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE) are looking into the drought resistance properties of maize, sorghum, soybean and cowpea crops. Drought impacts negatively on maize and sorghum, staple crops for many African countries.
January 23, 2018

Stronger rand boosts South African agri industry

In the latest Grain SA Perspective newsletter, the South African grain production industry benefited from the positive political, economic and financial developments of the past two months. Despite the expectation