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2017

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Classic FM: Christo Joubert, Maize Harvest, Manager of Agro Food Chains  
Food prices continue to rise above inflation, says NAMC  
Latest maize supply and demand estimates for 2016/2017  
Food price drop likely due to heavy rains (but meat prices will remain high)  
Relief for consumers on cards  - By Zisanda Nkonkobe - February 19, 2017  
KPMG: Inflation climbs in September, ends Q3 below SARB expectations  

2016

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Even if it’s ugly, it still tastes good!  
Food prices spike despite a drop in inflation  
Drought-stricken farmers thrown a lifeline  
Food prices likely to rise even further in 2016: Study  
SA's worst drought in memory adds to economic gloom  
Latest maize supply and demand estimates for 2016/2017  
SOUTH AFRICANS URGED TO SAVE WATER  
Mother of two forced to leave groceries at till  
Maize import costs to hit consumers hard  
The basic food basket has increased by 6.6 percent  
2016 in Agriculture: Looking back at the best and worst  
Drought is a main driver in food price increases  
SA’s worst drought in memory adds to economic gloom  
Food prices to rise as retailers forced to pass on costs  
Blighted crops take heavy toll on prices  
S.A food price inflation could be 20-30% higher  
S.A food price hikes loom as rand weakens, drought persists  

2015

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City Press, Oil price is down, but there’s no food bill saving  
BusinessDay Live, Wine farms get serious about transformation  
Business report, SA drought depletes corn stocks  
BusinessDay Live, Bread market ‘competitive’ in KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape  
BLA, Levy for Pomegranate Industry on the Cards  
Newsroom, What’s up with the price of bread?  
Tralac, Geek Week  
Times live, Toxins in your bread  
Engineering News, More than half of DAFF R6bn budget allocated to grants  
HEALTH-E NEWS, What’s for dinner?  
RSA provides food relief to Lesotho  
Bonani Nyhodo - South Africa's economy-wide effects of increased TFP on agricultural sector  
Consumers brace themselves for higher food prices  
Living Land - Episode 18: National Red Meat Development Program  

OCTOBER 2014

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South Africa may hit stonefruit export record in 2014-15  

SEPTEMBER 2014

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Opportunities in value-chains  

AUGUST 2014

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Does CPI reflect inflation usefully?  
What are agriculture’s investment possibilities?  

JULY 2014

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How to deal with inflation  

APRIL - MAY 2014

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March rains good for livestock, bad for crops farmers in South Africa  
Zimbabwe’s maize shortage may have forced SA to import  
Beating hypertension, fighting high food prices  

RESEARCH NEWS

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Assessing the Use of Communal Feedlot in Empowering Women Farmers: A Case of Mount Frere Cattle Custom Feeding Scheme  
Estimation of Technical, Economic and Allocative Efficiencies in Sugarcane Production in South Africa: A Case of Mpumalanga Growers  
IFAMA's Academic Symposium summary  
The Cash Crop Network  

INDUSTRY NEWS

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The Agri Handbook blog  
PACSA Monthly Food Price Barometer  
The cost of wine grape cultivation and Top achievers in difficult times  
SA: Bheki Cele: Address by the Minister of Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, duruing the delivery of the Budget Vote Speech, Parliament, Cape Town (17/07/2014)  
GFADA – there to assist newera farmers  
NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL MARKETING COUNCIL (NAMC)  
Establishment of Statutory Measures on Cotton and Cotton Lint