This agricultural employment brief interprets and contextualizes the latest quarterly labor force survey from Stats SA and provides insights on the major factors driving agricultural employment. Click here to download the report.
This report gives an overview of food inflation dynamics, its associated causes and the cost of basic healthy eating for July 2021. Click here to download the report.
By Lulama Ndibongo Traub, Thomas Jayne & Wandile Sihlobo. This article was first published on The Conversation on August 1st 2021 What will it take to build sustainable, resilient food systems in African countries? This was among the questions considered at the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit in late July. The summit, the first of
This report gives an overview of food inflation dynamics and its associated causes for June 2021. Inflation on food and non-alcoholic beverages for June 2021 was recorded at 6.7%. According to the FAO world food price index, global food prices recorded for June decreased for the first time in 12 months. This was driven by
By Lindi Botha. April 8, 2020. Originally published in the farmer’s weekly. Countries rallying to ensure local food supply are restricting exports amid uncertainty over how long the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic will last and continue to affect trade. Rice and wheat were the latest crops to see export restrictions, with Vietnam, Russia and
By: Rebecca Campbell. August 14, 2019. Originally published in the Creamer’s Media. The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), a nonprofit organisation, has warned that it expects the gross value of South Africa’s agricultural production this year to be similar, in real terms, to that of 2015. It stated this in its’ BFAP Baseline