Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month

13 April 2021. Read more…


What SA consumers can expect from food price inflation this year

6 April 2021. Read more…


UK trade deregulation welcomed ahead of steep South African soft citrus growth

21 January 2021. The South African fruit industry is awaiting official confirmation of the news yesterday that citrus trade with the United Kingdom would be deregulated, some citrus exporters reserving comment on the moment. The UK is a very important market for South African soft citrus, particularly those from the Western Cape. Read more…


Agriculture and the consumer’s “right to know” movement

19 January 2021. The pandemic may well be with us for a while but we should not lose sight of other, equally important international trends that may affect the sector. Read more…


South African agriculture to be strengthened by Israeli technology

18 January 2021. A 2017 report by the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa revealed that this country’s food value chain wasted about 10 million tons of food annually. Read more…


Africa’s untapped opportunity: How Africa’s free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector’s development

8 December 2020. The African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA) could accelerate the development of sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector and help the continent to become self-sufficient in food production. Read more…


2020: South Africa sends far more fruit to EU and Russia; far less to China

16 November 2020. Read more…


UK lockdown a blow to South African baby veg and flower exports

5 November 2020. In terms of the South African fresh produce industry, the UK’s new lockdown will have the largest effect on the exports of baby veg and flowers, both edible flowers and cut flowers like proteas grown in the Western Cape. Read more…


Restrictions in trade to contain Covid-19 have been devastating for Africa’s urban poor

27 October 2020. Trade routes have been significantly disrupted this year in efforts to contain Covid-19. The effects of this are already showing: global growth is set to contract by 4.9% and growth in sub-Saharan Africa will contract by 3.2%. Read more…


Global food prices up 21% in September

12 October 2020. According to a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the benchmark price index for food commodities rose in September, led by vegetable oils and cereals. The index averaged 97.9 points during the month, up 2.1% from August and 5.0% higher than its value in September 2019. Read more…