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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

Competitiveness of South African Broiler Production

The industry is central to food security, as it provides the most affordable source of animal protein to South African consumers. Since 2010, however, more than half of the growth in chicken consumption has been supplied through imported products. From 2010 to 2015, imports increased by more than 90% from 240 000 to 457 000

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