Despite some headwinds, the positive agri export environment is likely to continue

2 August 2022. The good news is that this resilient South African agri performance is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Read more…


A double whammy for agriculture as fuel prices escalate and interest rate outlook worsens

5 July 2022. The unrelenting crisis on global crude oil trade with ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, production challenges in Libya due to the unrest, the rebound in Chinese demand following the lifting of Covid-19 restriction measures, as well as OPEC’s failure to meet its agreed supply quota all contributed to an increase of 77 US cents in prices to US$115.77 since the May update. This more than offset the 1.2% appreciation in the rand exchange rate to R15.76/ US$ during the period under review. Read more…


Commission launches inquiry into fresh produce market

5 April 2022. The Competition Commission of South Africa has launched a public market inquiry into the fresh produce market to examine whether or not there are any features in its value chain which lessen, prevent, or distort the competitiveness. Read more…


Food prices to be investigated in South Africa

29 March 2022. The Competition Commission has announced plans to investigate South Africa’s fresh produce food market. The commission cited several studies noting there is broad concern over price levels and volatility of pricing for fresh produce in South Africa. Read more…


Fertiliser Association of South Africa (FERTASA)

9 March 2022. Loss of Russian fertilizers is a mere inconvenience to South Africa. Read more…


US ranked as the WCape’s largest export market

8 March 2022. Bilateral trade between United States and the Western Cape reported a good trade volume over the past 20 years. Read more…


Global food prices rise to record high in February

8 March 2022. According to the latest report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), world food prices went up in February, reaching an all-time high, led by vegetable oils and dairy products. Read more…