The Extinction of the American Farmer

28 July 2022. Elements, natural and political, that are leading to the extinction of farmers and ranchers in California. Read more…


OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2022-2031

21 July 2022. It brings together the commodity, policy and country expertise of both organisations as well as input from collaborating member countries to provide an annual assessment of the prospects for the coming decade of national, regional and global agricultural commodity markets. Read more…


Farmers eye higher commodity prices as they plant crops

21 June 2022. While it was initially feared that the higher input costs would discourage plantings, the intentions to plant data suggested that farmers could push through and take advantage of the higher commodity prices. Read more…


BFAP: Perspectives on agriculture’s GDP performance

14 June 2022. Agriculture, forestry & fisheries has been one of the most consistent positive contributors to South Africa’s GDP in recent years, but growth is slowing.


GLOBAL OVERVIEW FRUIT LOGISTICA

8 April 2022. There was much discussion, among other things, about the uncertainty in view of the continuing supply bottlenecks and the long delivery times, as well as about the consequences of the pandemic and the enormously rising costs on the market. Read more…


The myth of sustainable agriculture

17 March 2022. Considering the notion that agriculture is an inherently destructive endeavour, ‘sustainable agriculture’ will always be just a dream. Read more…


Farmer register to improve statistics of commercial, smallholder producers

22 February 2022. The Minister of Agriculture, Land reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza has launched the much-awaited country’s farmer register. The department has undertaken this task to understand its client base both in terms of size and scale operation. Read more…