WHY BFAP ?


With 15-years of generating intelligence for the agro-food industry, BFAP prides itself on partnering with private and public sector stakeholders, to inform relevant issues. Our objective is to produce rigorous analyses, through a network of multi-disciplinary analysts, to support (your) strategic and operational decision-making.

OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE

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Farm Level Economics


We consider prototype farms across South Africa and analyse how different policy and macro-economic shocks affect profitability and financial sustainability. Farming units for grain, oilseed, livestock, wine, fruit, vegetables and sugar are included in the program.

Divan van der Westhuizen
Kandas Cloete

Consumer and Food Economics


We relate food consumption patterns to changes in the socio-economic environment and price changes. We provide a link between the agricultural and food industry dynamics and household food consumption.

Hester Vermeulen
Lianda Louw
Marlene Louw

Rural Development


We combine farm- and socio-economics to quantify the risks faced by rural communities as it relates to securing livelihoods. We relate rural communities’ activities to society, the economy, institutions, value chains and markets.

Lulama Traub
Marnus Gouse

Commodity Markets and Foresight


Model based simulations and market intelligence are our forte. We evaluate the effect of different future scenarios on the broader agricultural industry or specific markets and sub-sectors.

Dipuo Boshomane
Ferdi Meyer
Khanimamba Hlungwani
Mmatlou Kalaba
Tracy Davids

Value Chain Analytics


We unpack industry value chains to evaluate relative performance drivers, competitiveness, challenges and sustainability at various nodes. We identify complex institutional interactions and combine scenario analyses to inform strategic decisions.

Gerhard van der Burgh

Data Science


Our data scientists, statisticians and analysists distil information and insights from vast amounts of diverse data sources. We develop creative solutions through the application of econometric, statistical and spatial analytics tools.

Marion Delport
Nico Scheltema
Tatenda Mutungira

Partners & Collaborators

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