Reflections on South Africa’s agriculture and food price inflation path in 2021

Reflections on South Africa’s agriculture and food price inflation path in 2021

I am generally optimistic that South Africa’s food price inflation might not exceed an average of 5% y/y in 2021. The La Nina rains have boosted agricultural production – across all subsectors. For maize, which is essential and discussed extensively, we expect a harvest of 16,6 million tonnes (from 15,3 million tonnes in 2019/20). This will be the second-largest harvest on record and well above the Crop Estimates Committee’s estimate of 15,8 million tonnes.

Using a Modified Business Incubator for Black-Owned Agricultural Development in South Africa

Using a Modified Business Incubator for Black-Owned Agricultural Development in South Africa

This paper proposes a theoretical enterprise development model of a Modified Agricultural Business Incubator (MABI) specifically tailored to South Africa’s agricultural sector’s developmental needs, both for primary producers and agri-processing businesses. This model is specifically designed to provide a supportive business environment for black agricultural business owners where a particular focus is placed on their developmental needs.

Daily Maverick Interview

Daily Maverick Interview

I was recently interviewed by Karin Schimke of the Daily Maverick. We discussed South Africa’s agriculture policy and land reform issues, which are central themes of my book “Finding Common Ground: Land, Equity and Agriculture”. You can read or listen to the interview...

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