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Staple maize price inflation potentially back at double figures in 2019

December 18, 2018

A reality check regarding current-season rainfall and expectations for the 2019 maize crop. Read more.

Perspectives on 2018 Q3 GDP release

BFAP calculates that agricultural GDP grew by 1.2% in Q3 2018 when compared to Q3 2017. Download this one-pager unpacking various sub-sector performances.

Food Inflation in South Africa – 2018 Q4

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.

An Overview of a Breeding and Technology Levy Collection System for SA

October 23, 2018

Investment into seed research is vital for a sustainable and competitive agricultural sector. In this context, this overview looks at the importance of a breeding and technology levy for wheat, barley and soybeans in South Africa.  View the summary  report here

Perspectives on 2018 Q2 GDP release

One of the key sectors that contributed to the second successive quarterly decline was agriculture. Download this one-pager to read more about the factors influencing agriculture’s performance.

BFAP Baseline Discussion on Morning Live

Dr. Tracy Davids gives and overview of the 10 year outlook for the South African agricultural sector  – Watch the interview.  

Food Inflation in South Africa – 2018 Q3

With rapid exchange rate depreciation and an uncertain political climate in South Africa, BFAP explores food price trends over the next three months. Read more

Urgent Land Audit Needed to Fight Inequality

August 17, 2018

The Business Day reports on the BFAP baseline launch and the importance of good data to inform policy in South Africa. Read More

Africa’s Evolving Food Systems

This paper sketches four plausible future scenarios for African food systems and discusses how policy choices will influence which of these scenarios is manifested in the next decades.

BFAP Baseline 2018

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…