Black farmers still excluded from mainstream value chain

Pleas by black farmers for more state support have been drowned out by the land reform debate

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Planting restrictions cause timber shortage

Sawmilling executive Roy Southey says restrictions on planting resulted in a marked decline in the establishment of forests in SA

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Afgri seeks Reserve Bank’s permission to buy Bank of Athens SA

Afgri says the deal is not expected to change the group’s partnership with the Land Bank, called Unigro, which offers loans and crop insurance to farmers

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Confidence in agricultural sector improves in first quarter

Survey conducted by Agricultural Business Chamber and Industrial Development Corporation paints an encouraging picture of the sector

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Higher grain harvests to aid food makers

A bumper maize harvest will help ease pressure on food producers battling rising cost pressures

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Maize planting area grows more than a third after last season’s drought

The expected commercial maize crop is almost 79% more than the 7.778-million tonnes of the drought-stricken 2016 season

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