African agribusinesses urged to be more self-sufficient

21 January 2020. Agribusinesses are being challenged to meet the globally increasing demand for food, fuel and fibre; while balancing economic and environmental realities. Read more…


Who Wins Wine’s Trade War?

8 January 2020. The potential winners and losers if the US and the EU intensify their nascent trade war. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

27 December 2019. Brexit: MPs back Boris Johnson’s plan to leave EU on 31 January. Read more…


Changing the South African narrative

3 December 2019. There’s been much talk lately about “changing the South African narrative” – helped along no doubt by our Springboks; the President’s remarks at the latest Investment summit and the R700bn investment pledges. Read more…


How technology can help tackle corruption in Africa’s land divisons

27 November 2019. Corruption in the land sector in Africa is rampant and it has led to a rise in the number of land disputes before the courts, forced evictions and death of many people across the entire continent. Read more…


Brazil prosecutors push soy, cattle moratorium to protect natives

22 November 2019. In a part of Brazil plagued by land conflicts and violence against indigenous tribes, prosecutors say they are pushing major grains traders and meatpackers to stop buying from farmers and ranchers charged with crimes against natives. Read more…


India and China should be key target for South African agri exports

13 November 2019. South Africa’s trade policy is underpinned by an export-led growth strategy. This means that the country essentially looks to grow its economy by deepening and expanding its export markets. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

23 October 2019. African Continental Free Trade Area. Read more…


Risks of Brexit for South Africa minimal, but not zero

22 October 2019. As Brexit unfolds without a clear and predictable outcome, the question remains: What are the implications of various possible outcomes for South Africa and the region’s agriculture sector? Read more…