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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

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

The Benefits of Using Certified, Virus-tested, True-to-type Plant Material

Apple and pear trees are prone to infection with a range of viruses, of which the most important in South Africa are Apple mosaic virus (ApMV) and Apple chlorotic leaf spot virus (ACLSV). Both viruses can exist in trees for long periods without showing visible symptoms, i.e., they are latent (especially ACLSV). Visible symptoms of

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