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- More rate increase shocks on the cards for South AfricansSouth Africans are expected to face hefty fuel price and interest rate hikes in July, which according to Marlene Louw, senior economist at Absa AgriBusiness, will further worsen cost pressures on farmers, and leave consumers with less money to spend on food. Read more »
- ‘Food security and the safety of rural communities go hand in hand’South Africa’s food security is dependent on the safety of farming communities, according to Uys van der Westhuijzen, chairperson of Agri SA’s Centre of Excellence on Rural Safety. Read more »
- Promising prospects for citrus exports from ZimbabweThe outlook for citrus exports from Zimbabwe is very favourable, especially in light of the considerable increase in that country’s export volumes to the EU. Read more »
- Breeding top Angora goats in the Southern CapeWhile most Angora producers in the Southern Cape have given up farming these animals, brothers Jasper and Leon van der Westhuizen have achieved exceptional results. They spoke to Glenneis Kriel about the local environmental conditions and their management techniques. Read more »
- ‘Eskom’s carbon footprint could hamper agri exports in future’Eskom’s extensive carbon footprint could mean that South Africa’s agricultural commodities will not be welcomed on international markets in future, due to the global move away from fossil fuel usage. Read more »
- Fears about potential ban on rice exports from IndiaThe way in which India balances its domestic rice needs against exports could help that country redeem itself after its ban on wheat exports last month. Read more »
- Enter the Nestlé Needs Youth agripreneur competitionCalling all young agripreneurs! Entries are open for the Nestlé Needs Youth Agri Competition, with top mentorship and coaching prizes up for grabs. Read more »
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