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Agricultural Employment Brief 2023 Q3

BFAP’s Agricultural Employment Brief interprets and contextualises the latest quarterly labour force survey from StatsSA and provides insights on the major factors driving agricultural employment. Click here to read more.

Food inflation brief – November 2023

This brief provides an overview of food inflation dynamics, its associated causes, and the cost of basic healthy eating for November 2023. Download here to read the report.

Perspectives on Agriculture’s GDP performance in Q3 2023

In the third quarter of 2023, South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2023. The contribution of agriculture decreased by 9.6%. The biggest contributor to the agricultural sector performance in Q3 of 2023 was a 36% decline in the revenue of field crops.  Download here to read the full

Food inflation brief – October 2023

This brief provides an overview of food inflation dynamics, its associated causes, and the cost of basic healthy eating for October 2023. Download here to read the report.

Food inflation brief – September 2023

This brief provides an overview of food inflation dynamics, its associated causes, and the cost of basic healthy eating for September 2023. Download here to read the report.

Agriculture sector performance versus the targets of the NDP

How has the agricultural sector performed against the development objectives and targets outlined in the National Development Plan (NDP)? The recently launched 2023 BFAP Baseline as well as data on land reform collected by the BER provide a sense of the exceptional performance of the sector. There are, however, threats on the horizon that could

Agricultural Employment Brief 2023 Q2

BFAP’s Agricultural Employment Brief interprets and contextualises the latest quarterly labour force survey from StatsSA and provides insights on the major factors driving agricultural employment. Click here to read more.

Food inflation brief – August 2023

This brief provides an overview of food inflation dynamics, its associated causes, and the cost of basic healthy eating for August 2023. Download here to read the report.

Production Potential for Soybeans and Maize in the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape was mentioned in the National Development Plan as a region “with untapped potential” however, there are a number of factors that limit this potential. These include physical characteristics (soil depth and quality (pH, soil nutrients), topology and degradation) as well as land use/competition dynamics. It was found, based on the area and

Perspectives on Agriculture’s GDP performance in Q2 2023

In the second quarter of 2023, the agricultural sector grew by 4.2% quarter on quarter. It should be noted that this follows a decline of almost 5% in quarter 1, and a decline of almost 20% in quarter 2 of 2022 due to later than normal delivery of some summer crops, which bolstered growth in

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