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FAS Pretoria provides summaries of the latest forecasts of the 11 countries it covers on production, supply, distribution and trade in agricultural products.
Avian Influenza Outbreak in Gauteng North West and Western Cape Provinces of South Africa | Poultry and ProductsPamela Ngqinani
On April 13, 2021, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development announced that an avian influenza outbreak was detected in the Gauteng Province that led to the culling of 240,000 birds. Six days later, two additional commercial chicken properties tested positive for the H5 variant. One is a commercial chicken-layer farm also in Gauteng; the second one...
The production of apples, pears and table grapes is estimated to increase in the 2020/21 Marketing Year (MY), based on increases in area planted, normal weather conditions, improvement in yields and available irrigation water following improved 2020 winter rainfall. COVID-19 is expected to have minimal impact to production and exports in the 2020/21 MY. South Africa is self-sufficient and...
Rising Food Price Inflation in South Africa Causes Concern For Consumers | Agricultural Situation, Agriculture in the News, Agriculture in the Economy | Pretoria | South AfricaPamela Ngqinani
The continued sharp increases in food price inflation from 3.4 percent in 2019, to 4.6 percent in 2020 and to an estimated 5.4 percent in 2021, remains a concern in South Africa. This is due to its inflationary role in the general Consumer Price Inflation (CPI), and its potential to exacerbate the ongoing economic and social impact of COVID-19,...
Sorghum production in South Africa decreased over the past two decades as producers preferred to plant more profitable crops, like corn and oilseeds. Post estimates that the decreasing trend in sorghum production will continue in the 2021/22 MY, although sorghum production increased to a 7-year high of 189,885 tons in the 2020/21 MY, on favorable weather conditions. Post estimates...