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 23, 2018

South African wheat production under the spotlight

Wheat production in South Africa is one of the segments worst affected by the economic realities faced by the industry. Crucial plans have therefore been put into practice to elevate wheat's status as a competitive crop, not only to solidify its position as a staple food but also to strengthen food security in the country.
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.
March 9, 2018

South Africa reveals some comfort for grains outlook as rain hits

In general, rainfall conditions improved over large parts of the country since the end of January, while ongoing rain across some regions has “allowed grains to recover,” according to the report.