South African fruit industry ‘ecstatic’ about long-awaited pear access to China

23 December 2021. South African growers and exporters are more than ready to serve the Chinese market, Hortgro, the governing body of the South African Deciduous Fruit Industry, said yesterday as it announced that South African pears now have access to China, joining South African apples there. Read more…


Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history

5 October 2021. Read more…


Food pricing report shows increased concentration, challenges for small-scale farmers

21 September 2021. The Competition Commission has released its latest Essential Food Pricing Monitoring Report focused on tracking the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic crisis on food markets. Read more…


Agriculture negotiations chair says progress on new draft text depends on WTO members

15 September 2021. Read more…


South Africa sees agri trade surplus in Q2

24 August 2021. The results of both the first and second quarter of 2021 agriculture export performance reflects the resilience of the industry, even in the face of ongoing Covid-19 related challenges across the globe. Read more…


South Africa sees agricultural trade surplus of R22 bln

12 August 2021.In the second quarter of 2021, South Africa recorded an agricultural trade surplus of $1.5 billion (R22 bln). This represented a year-on-year increase of 40 percent, according to Agricultural Business Chamber Agbiz. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

5 July 2021. High potato prices recompense rain losses at planting. Read more…


Rooibos added to EU’s register of iconic geographic indicators

8 June 2021. Read more…


South Africa: Bumper agro exports could exceed last year’s R140 bln mark

2 June 2021. Read more…


Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month

13 April 2021. Read more…