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African Farming Must Plot Its Own Course

African Farming Must Plot Its Own Course

Tonight (September 16) I am flying to Dusseldorf, Germany to participate in the Bayer Future of Farming Dialog 2018, which will be hosted by the Crop Science division of the company. This will offer a chance to interact with their top crop scientists and gain their...
China, Soybeans and Ethiopia

China, Soybeans and Ethiopia

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that China would now allow soybean imports from Ethiopia in an effort to ease reliance on the United States. But, what I am not convinced of is the part of “…effort to ease reliance on the United States.” This is not only because...
South Africa’s Soybean Success Story

South Africa’s Soybean Success Story

Soybean development is one of South Africa’s agricultural success stories. Its production has grown significantly since the dawn of democracy, from 67 700 tonnes in the 1993/94 production season to 1.6 million tonnes in 2017/18. This was stimulated by growing demand...

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