Tight Supplies in the Global Wheat Market

Tight Supplies in the Global Wheat Market

October 16th is World Food Day and maybe the most fitting thing to do would be to boast about South Africa’s progress in terms of food security, having been ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2017 Global Food Security Index the top in Africa. Perhaps, the...
So Much Food, But So Much Malnutrition

So Much Food, But So Much Malnutrition

My good friend, Michael McDougall, at EDF Man Capital Markets, raised an important point in his daily newsletter – malnutrition. The gist of his argument: “The world produces enough food to feed the world 1.5 times over, yet malnutrition, either from undernourishment...
Conversation with Farmers in Rayton Town

Conversation with Farmers in Rayton Town

I spent the last Saturday of the month in Rayton – a small town located in north-eastern Gauteng. I attended a farmers’ day where I was asked to present on the upcoming 2018-2019 summer crop production season in the context of rising farm input costs, changing climate...
Are South Africans Ditching Horsemeat?

Are South Africans Ditching Horsemeat?

I continue to be surprised by an absence of horsemeat imports into South Africa so far this year. This is evident from the data from January 2018 to July 2018. When I wrote about this subject a few months back, I noticed that in the second half of the year – July and...

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