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April 2022

Proposed EU Pest Regulations To Hurt Domestic Citrus Exports, Says Association

26 April 2022 – Newly proposed European Union (EU) regulations threaten the export of oranges from the Southern African region to Europe, according to Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) of South Africa special envoy to market access and EU matter representative Deon Joubert. Earlier in April, the EU’s Standing Committee on Plant, Animal, Food and Feed (Scopaff) was set to discuss and possibly […]

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South Africa Remains Vulnerable To Key Global Food Commodity Pricing Due To Imports

22 April 2022 – Despite being mostly semi-arid, South Africa exported some $12.4 billion (about R184. 4 billion) of agricultural output last year, a record and about half of what it produces in value terms a year, according to the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz). The organisation’s chief economist Wandile Sihlobo said the export products were

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Trade Conditions Remained Restrained In March

19 April – After bordering on positive territory in January, trade conditions became restrained and deteriorated in February and March, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) Trade Conditions Survey for March shows. Sluggish economic growth had a significant impact on the trade environment, while lower export volumes as a result of logistical issues at ports, supply

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Bad News For Farmers As Heavy Rains Damage Poorly Maintained Rural Roads Further

14 April 2022 – THE current heavy rains caused further destruction of the already poorly maintained rural roads in South Africa, according to agricultural organisation the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz). Wandile Sihlobo, the organisation’s chief economist, said yesterday that these road networks were at the heart of the farming value chain, especially for transporting the

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