Despite various headwinds throughout the year, SA’s agricultural exports for 2022 did not decline as some had feared. Data for the first 11 months of the year show exports at a cumulative $11.9bn, up 3% from the same period in 2021.

Moreover, the figure is the second-largest agriculture export value yet. When we receive the December export figure in the coming weeks it is possible that the 2022 total could be just under the 2021 level of $12.4bn, or even exceed it...

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