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Perspectives on Agriculture’s GDP performance in Q3 2019

BFAP estimates that agriculture contracted by 8.9% on a year-on-year basis. Read this one-pager for some more details and context behind this contraction. Download Here.

Food Inflation in 2019Q4 and beyond

Benign food inflation, as experienced in early 2019, seems to gaining momentum on the back of higher commodity prices and a weaker exchange rate. These factors are also expected to support inflationary trends going into the new year. Read more.

Reflections on Mechanization Trends in Africa

This piece documents discussions on recent trends on mechanization in Africa held at a workshop session on agro-industrial transformation as a driver for employment generation, food security and rural development in Africa which took place at the 6th African Conference of Agricultural Economists in Abuja, Nigeria in September 2019. Read more.

Africa Agricultural Status Report 2019

BFAP researchers in collaboration with various colleagues recently published a chapter in AGRA’s Africa Agricultural Status Report 2019, entitled “Avoid Hitting the Wall by Leveraging Investments of Midstream Heroes in African Food Value Chains.” This chapter leverages market analyses and value chain work that BFAP has been doing for many years on the African continent. Read […]

Perspectives on Agriculture’s contribution to 2019Q2 GDP

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

Viable budgets for Land Reform

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

BFAP Baseline 2019

  Final Baseline 2019

Perspectives on Agriculture’s contribution to 2019Q1 growth

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

Food Inflation in 2019Q2 and 2019Q3

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

Press Release – 2017 Competitiveness Study

April 3, 2019

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