BFAP Baseline 2018

Agricultural Outlook 2018-2027

An outlook of agricultural production, consumption, prices and trade in South Africa for the period 2018 to 2027.

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About BFAP


The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), founded in 2004,
is a non-profit organisation. BFAP exists with the distinct purpose to
objectively inform and support decision-making by stakeholders in the agro-food,
fibre and beverage sectors of Africa. It provides independent, rigorously tested,
research-based market and policy analyses. BFAP consists of a network of 45
employees, including associates and researchers at universities spanning the African continent.

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BFAP IN THE MEDIA

Press Release – 2017 Competitiveness Study

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Read our latest press release on the competitiveness of the South African broiler industry here.

Competitiveness of the South African Broiler Industry

Monday, March 25, 2019

This report benchmarks the efficiency of  South-African broiler producers. It considers terms technical efficiency and production cost in SA relative to other leading producers globally. Read more here.  

Grootplaas interviews Mrs. Marion Delport regarding BFAP’s Data Science division

Monday, February 25, 2019

To produce relevant insights, BFAP needs to process increasingly large datasets, “Big Data”, to inform decision-making. Marion discusses BFAP’s aim with the Data Science division with Grootplaas, click here to listen to the interview.

Food Inflation Outlook- Feb 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

BFAP explores key factors expected to shape South Africa’s food inflation over the next 3 months and the cost of healthy eating. Read More.

OUR WORK

BFAP Baseline 2018

Agricultural Outlook 2018 -2027

THE 2018 EDITION of the BFAP South African Baseline presents an outlook of agricultural production, consumption, prices and trade in South Africa for the period 2018 to 2027, within the context of the current uncertainty regarding land reform policies…

Small Scale Broiler Production in SA


It is agreed that agriculture provides avenues for impoverished households to produce and trade their way out of poverty. However, this requires market access and value chain integration of small-scale farmers.

Meat Demand Elasticities in South Africa


The study aims to improve understanding of meat demand in South Africa through the estimation of a Linear Approximation of an Almost Ideal Demand System (LA/AIDS) for the South African meat complex which includes beef, mutton, pork, and poultry.

Vertical Price Transmission in South African Food Chains


This study uses vertical price transmission analysis, with time series econometric techniques, to determine how underlying commodity prices manifest in final retail prices and the associated reasons for it. Implications for food inflation are also reflected on.

Genetically Modified Maize


Genetically modified (GM) crop technologies have made great strides since its first introduction in 1996. Although there is an extensive and growing body of literature on the economic impact of the adoption of GM crops in both developing and developed economies, there is only scant evidence that the technology has had any specific and distinguishable impact among female and male farmers. In economies where female farmers and female household members have a significant and often differentiated role in agriculture production, it is crucial to be able to answer this question.