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Listeriosis and Marginalised Consumers

May 17, 2018

More than two months have passed since the World Health Organisation confirmed that the listeriosis outbreak in SA was the biggest globally, and consumers in the country were cautioned about the dangers of consuming contaminated products…

Food Inflation in South Africa

August 23, 2018

With rapid exchange rate depreciation and an uncertain political climate in South Africa, BFAP explores food price trends over the next three months. Read more

Why are Agricultural Projections Necessary?

November 21, 2017

In an Afrikaans interview, Prof Ferdi Meyer explains the pivotal role that projections on agricultural prices, production, consumption and trade have on businesses and policy decisions.

Urgent Land Audit Needed to Fight Inequality

August 17, 2018

The Business Day reports on the BFAP baseline launch and the importance of good data to inform policy in South Africa. Read More

Perspectives on Q3 GDP release

December 6, 2018

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.

Grootplaas interviews Mrs. Marion Delport regarding BFAP’s Data Science division

February 25, 2019

To produce relevant insights, BFAP needs to process increasingly large datasets, “Big Data”, to inform decision-making. Marion discusses BFAP’s aim with the Data Science division with Grootplaas, click here to listen to the interview.

Food Inflation in South Africa – 2018 Q4

October 26, 2018

BFAP explores key factors expected to shape South Africa’s food inflation over the next 3 months and the cost of healthy eating. Read more.

Grootplaas interviews Prof. Ferdi Meyer regarding 2019 harvest

February 4, 2019

In light of the preliminary area estimates published by the Crop Estimates Committee on 29 January 2019, Prof. Ferdi Meyer discusses impacts on the 2019 harvest year. Click Here to listen to the interview.

Staple maize price inflation potentially back at double figures in 2019

December 18, 2018

A reality check regarding current-season rainfall and expectations for the 2019 maize crop. Read more.

An Overview of a Breeding and Technology Levy Collection System for SA

October 23, 2018

Investment into seed research is vital for a sustainable and competitive agricultural sector. In this context, this overview looks at the importance of a breeding and technology levy for wheat, barley and soybeans in South Africa.  View the summary  report here

Press Release – 2017 Competitiveness Study

April 3, 2019

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

Press Release on Food Inflation Expectations for 2016 and Beyond

August 10, 2017

Recently there has been another wave of media reports on the impacts of the drought and the potential increases in food prices. In January BFAP projected that year-on-year inflation of the staple food basket would reach 29%.

BFAP Baseline Discussion on Morning Live

August 28, 2018

Dr. Tracy Davids gives and overview of the 10 year outlook for the South African agricultural sector  – Watch the interview.  

Press release on Food Inflation Expectations for 2016 and beyond.

February 13, 2017

Recently there has been another wave of media reports on the impacts of the drought and the potential increases in food prices. In January BFAP projected2 that year-­‐on-­‐year inflation of the staple food basket would reach 29%. These projections seem to be in line with the last increases that are reported by Statistics South Africa. The impacts are already apparent in retail products derived from maize, with super maize meal increasing 22% year on year in January 2016.

Perspectives on Q2 GDP release

September 5, 2018

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.

The Impact of Western Cape Drought on Agriculture

March 28, 2018

Louw Pienaar was interviewed by the SABC regarding the drought policy brief, recently published by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and BFAP.

Competitiveness of the South African Broiler Industry

March 25, 2019

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

Food Inflation Outlook- Feb 2019

February 22, 2019

BFAP explores key factors expected to shape South Africa’s food inflation over the next 3 months and the cost of healthy eating. Read More.