Seed potato growers meet in Cape Town

18 September 2019. The bi-annual Potatoes South Africa Seed Potato Growers’ Forum is meeting in Cape Town at the moment, discussing how the industry can adapt and benefit from the changes that technology and the challenges that a changing environment bring. Read more…


Maize estimates breach 11m tonnes, boosting supply outlook

3 September 2019. The latest production estimate showed a further upward adjustment to the crop estimates with maize, South Africa’s major staple food, now just above 11 million tonnes. This together with considerable carryover stock 2.7 million tonnes ensures sufficient supplies for the 2018/19 marketing season. Read more…


OVERVIEW GLOBAL POTATO MARKET

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Summer crop estimate revised higher

30 July 2019. The revised area and sixth production forecast and summer crop estimate was recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC). Read more…