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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.

Competitiveness of the South African Broiler Industry

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

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.

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.

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

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