We start the week with the United States (US) dominating the agriculture news, specifically the worries about the size of the damage the windstorms caused in Iowa maize and soybean fields earlier this month. The initial assessment from some local analysts suggests...
This has been a relatively quiet week in the South African agricultural data calendar. The only notable data releases were the (1) weekly grain producer deliveries and (2) trade activity for the week of 14 August 2020. First, the producer deliveries figures reaffirmed...
Wandile Sihlobo is chief economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa (Agbiz). Sihlobo is a commissioner at the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC).
He is the author of Finding Common Ground: Land, Equity and Agriculture.
Sihlobo is a columnist for Business Day and Farmers Weekly magazine. He also contributes to Fin24 and Daily Maverick.
Sihlobo is a member of the South African Agricultural Economics Association.
He has previously served as an economist at Grain South Africa (Grain SA).
Sihlobo holds a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Stellenbosch University.
In 2018, Agricultural Writers SA named Sihlobo an Agriculturalist of the Year. In 2019, Sihlobo was on the Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans.