If rain doesn’t fall in the next few weeks, the crop and livestock prospects for many commodities will be decidedly bleak, with direct and material impact on the earnings of farmers and the companies that support them, and on food price inflation. Coupled with sweltering heat, the prolonged drought is a major source of anxiety…
Grain SA warned that consumers can expect tough times ahead as the country are still firmly in the grips of the national drought and the rand’s continued poor performance.
Although government is willing to aid farmers with R220 million, a study revealed that Kwa-Zulu Natal alone needs R740 million.
The Nedbank Green Awards shined the spotlight on the importance of sustainable wine-making in the industry.
The past year has been tough on the maize industry, especially when one looks at the drought conditions that decreased crops.
South Africa’s market share in China grew from 2% to 4%, in the first half of 2015 and commentators dubbed this ‘as the surprise of the year’.
Consumers, farmers, producers and traders often asks which way the market will swing for the new season.
Making up 30.5% of South Africa’s land mass, the Northern Cape is the largest province in the country. It borders four provinces (Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State and North West Province) and two neighboring countries (Namibia and Botswana).
A senior US Embassy official believes that the meat dispute between South Africa and the United States would be resolved before the proposed deadline of 4 January 2016.
The Northern Cape is the largest of the nine provinces, taking up 30.5% of South Africa’s land area.