South African onion market under severe pressure due to oversupply

23 September 2021. Read more…


South Africa: Potato sales drop below 5-year level as frost damage constrains supplies

10 September 2021. Read more…


South Africa’s first saffron season exceeds expectations

17 August 2021. South Africa started its first full-fledged planting of saffron this year, and the first season exceeded all expectations, with most farmers producing successful crops. Read more…


Local potato industry appeals for support amidst EU dumping threats

3 Augustus 2021. With the recent lapse of anti-dumping duty protection, there is a significant risk that the increased volume of below-cost frozen French fries that land on South Africa’s shores from the Netherlands and Belgium will cripple South African farmers and producers. Read more…


GLOBAL OVERVIEW BLUEBERRIES

10 July 2021. The global situation on the blueberry market is generally a positive one. Some countries face issues due to weather extremes, for instance in the US, where supply is slightly lower due to damage from recent heat waves, or logistics, such as in the UK, but in many places slightly reduced supply has lead to higher prices, a positive turn for many. Read more…


Rooibos tea: EU protection is good news for South African agriculture

5 July 2021. The European Union recently added rooibos (red bush) tea to its register of products with a protected designation of origin. The iconic tea is the first African product to receive such status in the EU, and the 40th from a non-EU country. Read more…