As an export-orientated agricultural sector, SA must always pay attention to global developments and risks that could undercut its competitiveness in the world market. Several environmental, social and political risks undoubtedly remain top of mind for farmers and agribusiness leaders.

But one issue that does not always get full appreciation is the contribution of the agricultural input providers — various agrochemicals and seed breeding. The lack of public focus mainly stems from the fact that consumers and policymakers primarily monitor the end products: the harvest size and, in animals, the health and expansion of herds...

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