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Solid increase in SA winter crop production

The national Crop Estimate Committee kept its estimate for South Africa’s wheat crop unchanged from last month at 1.86 million tonnes. This is a 21 percent increase from last year – a drought period. Also, this means that the heavy rain and wind in the Swartland...

South Africa is still dry!

It is a cloudy and humid afternoon in Nairobi. I am currently sitting in a small coffee shop at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in transit to Zanzibar where I will be participating in a conference about unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential through land...
Perspectives on Farm Sizes

Perspectives on Farm Sizes

The growing need to boost rural economic activity through agricultural development has re-introduced the discussion on the subdivision of land to create as many small farms as possible that will benefit communities in South Africa. Some agricultural economists (myself...
No American Eggs In your Breakfast Yet?

No American Eggs In your Breakfast Yet?

Three months back the United States Department of Agriculture published a note indicating that South Africa has officially opened its market for imports of shell eggs from the US. You see, South Africa is typically self-sufficient in eggs. For example, in the past 17...

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