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Improved soil moisture in eastern regions of South Africa will boost 2021/22 summer crop plantings

Improved soil moisture in eastern regions of South Africa will boost 2021/22 summer crop plantings

South Africa's summer crop planting season is underway in the eastern and central regions. The rainfall and soil moisture will be crucial from now until February 2022, when the crop pollinates. A rece.....

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Resource efficiency in red meat abattoirs in South Africa

Resource efficiency in red meat abattoirs in South Africa

Water scarcity, greater demand for water, and changes in water supply due to climate change are severely affecting large parts of Southern Africa, including South Africa, posing a significant risk t.....

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There is room for an upward adjustment of SA maize production estimates

There is room for an upward adjustment of SA maize production estimates

South Africa's Crop Estimates Committee mildly lifted its forecast for 2020/21 summer grain and oilseeds production from last month by 1% to 18,7 million tonnes (this compared with 17,6 million tonnes.....

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SONA a mixed bag on agriculture

SONA a mixed bag on agriculture

Similarly to 2020, in this year's State of the Nation Address (SONA) President Ramaphosa reaffirmed the government's commitment to ensuring that agriculture continues to be amongst the key sectors t.....

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Improved soil moisture across SA bodes well for agriculture activity

Improved soil moisture across SA bodes well for agriculture activity

South Africa is having a great start of the 2020/21 agricultural season. Most regions of the country have been receiving higher rainfall since October, which is a period when summer grain plantings .....

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Continued solid performance in South Africa’s farm economy

Continued solid performance in South Africa’s farm economy

This is a quick commentary on South Africa’s agricultural economy performance in the third quarter of the year following the official release of GDP data. I won't endeavour to provide detailed anal.....

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SA agriculture exports hit record on large harvest and efforts to keep sector open

SA agriculture exports hit record on large harvest and efforts to keep sector open

The combination of a large harvest, joint efforts between the government and the private sector to keep agriculture operational since the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, and long-ter.....

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