BFAP 2019 Baseline

An Agricultural Outlook for South Africa

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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Perspectives on Agriculture’s contribution to 2019Q2 GDP

Monday, September 16, 2019

BFAP provides context for Agriculture’s contribution to GDP in Quarter 2, 2019. Read more.

Viable budgets for Land Reform

Monday, September 2, 2019

From irrigated orchards to arid pasture areas, the costs and profits for each hectare of farming land vary wildly; The Business Day published an informative piece: Read more

Perspectives on Agriculture’s contribution to 2019Q1 growth

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

  Read more on agriculture’s contribution to the first quarter economic growth figures released recently      

Food Inflation in 2019Q2 and 2019Q3

Monday, May 27, 2019

This report covers recent trends and a food inflation outlook over the next three months. Read report.


BFAP Baseline 2019

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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.