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BFAP Baseline 2017

AGRICULTURAL OUTLOOK 2017 -2026 Managing Agriculture’s Footprint in an Uncertain Environment Download the BFAP 2017 Baseline

Do South African Consumers Have an Appetite for an Origin-based Certification System for Meat Products? A Synthesis of Studies on Perceptions, Preferences and Experiments

JOHANN F. KIRSTEN  The introduction of protected designation of origin (PDO) type certification schemes in countries outside Europe is a recent phenomenon as the philosophy of origin based foods obtains global traction. It is therefore interesting to understand whether consumers in these countries have a similar appreciation for these certification schemes and whether they are

Impact of trade controls on price transmission between Southern African maize markets

Maize is an important staple crop in southern Africa that has often been prioritised from a policy perspective, particularly in the imposition of export controls under periods of perceived uncertainty. This tendency has been particularly relevant in Zambia, which has also emerged as an important surplus producer in southern Africa in recent years. Its favourable transport differential and non-GM maize

Measuring the competitive performance of the South African stone fruit industry

The aim of the study is to enquire about the global competitive performance of the South African stone fruit industry for the period 1961 – 2012. A five-step analytical framework was applied, using approaches by Balassa (revealed comparative advantage, RCA), Vollrath(relative trade advantage, RTA) and the Porter Diamond Model, together with statistical methods such as cluster analyses, principle

Broiler production in South Africa: Is there space for smallholders in the commercial chicken coup?

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. This paper explores the possibilities forintegration of small-scale farmers into the mainstream commercial broiler value chain in South Africa. Production costs of small-scaleproducers are evaluated within the context

Vooruitsigte vir die komende seisoene: Onbestendige ekonomiese omstandighede sal deursigtige besluitneming vereis

Die droogte en relatief hoë temperature van 2016 het tot gevolg gehad dat verskeie  kommoditeitspryse relatief hoë vlakke gerealiseer het, veral die van aartappels en mielies wat beide rekordpryse behaal het. Soos die nuwe seisoen  inbeweeg is en gunstiger weerpatrone gerealiseer het oor die grootste deel van die somerreëngebied, het die verwagte produksie van verskeie

Evaluating the demand for meat in South Africa: an econometric estimation of short-term demand elasticities

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. As the most widely consumed animal protein, a special focus is placed on poultry, which is disaggregated into two separate product

Vertical price transmission and its inflationary implications in South African food chains

Various studies interrogate the issue of food inflation from a commodity level vantage point but fail to relate how commodity prices manifest in retail prices, and ultimately, how it impacts food inflation. 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

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