EIU report: World Trade in 2018

20 April 2018 – Trade war brewing? The IEU expect the ongoing trade dispute between China and the US to escalate further in 2018, threatening the strong global economic performance seen recently.


Brexit´s implications for the rest of the world

4 April 2018 – Brexit has become an all-consuming issue for many in the United Kingdom. Hardly a day goes past without some new angle or discussion in the media and political world about what sort of Brexit we might be heading for. So, while in the UK the debate will continue, it’s worth considering how other parts of the world might be looking at this issue. Read more…


South Africa’s land debate is clouded by misrepresentation and lack of data

13 March 2018 – Sadly, few contributions to the public debate are informed by the available evidence. And poorly informed commentators often misrepresent the issues. Compounding this is a serious problem – the absence of reliable national data on many aspects of the land issue. Read more…


Global food import bill set to rise, boost in tropical fruit exports likely

10 November 2017 – Of particular concern is the economic and social implications of the double-digit increases in the food import bills for Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) and Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries (LIFDCS). Read more…


Land audit: 46.5% of South Africa’s high-potential agric land in hands of emerging farmers

1 November 2017 – AgriSA today released its land audit, the first of its kind to calculate the amount of land in the hands of PDIs (previously disadvantaged individuals, meaning South Africans who are not white). Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

26 October 2017 – Western cape drought threatens 50,000 agricultural jobs. Read more…


SA wine industry could add 100 000 jobs by 2025

19 October 2017 – South Africa’s wine industry could add a further 100 000 jobs by 2025, mostly in the Western Cape, following the signing this month of the Economic Partnerships Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) countries. Read more…


Western Cape drought could cost 17,000 ag sector jobs

2 September 2017 – It’s estimated that a potential drop of 10% in agricultural produce due to the drought could lead to 17,000 job losses in the South Africa’s Western Cape. An agricultural economist has also warned that the current drought will have the biggest impact on seasonal employment in December. Read more…

 


Agriculture groups push for Australia-UK free trade agreement after Brexit

14 August 2017 – Key segments of Australian agriculture believe that Brexit creates an “unprecedented opportunity” to lift exports to Britain, and potentially generate significant new export earnings from products as diverse as beef, lamb, rice and wine. Read more…


Farmland Grab News

3 August 2017 – Using the tenure guidelines for action research. Read more…