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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...
Thoughts on SA Sugar Production

Thoughts on SA Sugar Production

Just arrived at O.R. Tambo Airport from a conference in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, and thinking about sugar, not that it was a main subject of discussion at the conference, but I drove past great fields on my way from Durban earlier in the morning. The conference...

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