BFAP Brief on South Africa’s Food Inflation for June 2021

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 a reduction in cereal and …

ReNAPRI Joins ISSER in Congratulating Augustin Fosu on his Nomination to the Committee of Experts on Public Administration of UN Economic and Social Council

Augustin K. Fosu, Professor at ISSER has been appointed to the Committee of Experts on Public Administration at the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council. Professor Fosu joins other renowned experts on the 24-member committee for a four-year term beginning on 1 August 2021 and expiring on 31 July 2025, and will serve in his personal capacity. He also …

Zambian Government Celebrates ReNAPRI’s Senior Program Coordinator

The Zambian Ministry of Gender celebrated Dr. Nalishebo Meebelo-ReNAPRI’s Senior Program Coordinator during the March 8th 2021 International Women’s Day Celebrations for her excellent contribution in promoting agricultural development across Africa. Below is her video profile by the Zambian Ministry of Gender.

Agricultural Trade Policy Institute (ATPI) at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) becomes 11th Member of the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI)

The Agricultural Trade Policy Institute (ATPI) at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) has become the 11th member of the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI). ATPI’s membership was endorsed during ReNAPRI’s 16th Board Meeting which took place virtually due to current restrictions on travel, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ReNAPRI is a network …

Stakeholders Brainstorm on Resilience Agriculture

By Chimwemwe Njoloma. 25 November 2020. Originally published in Malawi News Online and The Atlas. Ministry of Agriculture has commended stakeholders in the agricultural sector for creating a platform for strategic dialogue and evidence-based guidance responding proactively to emerging challenges the sector is facing. In the first quarter of the year, countries went into lockdown disrupting domestic production, except in the …

Kenya: Why COVID-19 is another blow for Kenya’s food security

By Timothy Njagi Njeru & Miltone Ayieko Were. 20 April 2020. This article was originally published on Modern Ghana, online. Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images Kenya faces one of the most challenging years when it comes to food security. According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation, food security is achieved when all people, at all times, have physical, …

South Africa: Rice and wheat price volatility surges due to pandemic

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 Kazakhstan limiting trade in the …

South African agriculture, with certain exceptions, faces slow growth in coming years

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 Agricultural Outlook 2019-2028′ report, which …

South Africa: Soya Levy Expected to Boost Yield and Quality

By Lindi Botha. March 20, 2019. This story was originally posted in farmer’s weekly. The soya industry is expected to receive a boost of R1 billion per year from the recently imposed Breeding and Technology Levy (BTL). The levy will be used to fund research into improving seed cultivars to ensure increased yield and quality, and South Africa’s competitiveness in …