Business - Global Farming
Dr Koos Coetzee Dr Koos Coetzee

Dr Koos Coetzee is an agricultural economist with many years’ experience with South African agriculture. In these articles he comments on global and local economic and other trends that affect South African farmers.

What does the fluctuating rand mean to farmers?

This is all that some of us are likely to be left with as the rand continues to devalue.
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Six signs of being a stressed farmer

Farmers live and work under highly stressful conditions and need to safeguard their most precious resource – themselves.
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Trophy breeding: 5 warning signs to look out for

Farmers are frequently invited to spend money on high-return investments. Here are the warning signs that you might be getting into trouble.
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Why we need to follow India’s example

India’s agriculture has achieved fast growth thanks to a combination of research and development, and forward-thinking policies.
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Sluggish global growth depresses prices

The outlook for economic growth in 2016 and 2017 remains subdued.
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Time to move up the value chain

Farmers receive a minor part of the consumer rand. So it makes sense to shorten the distance from farm to fork.
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Biotechnology to the rescue

Farmers will not be able to feed the world’s growing population unless they are allowed to use biotechnology.
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Feeling the effects of drought

SA agriculture is currently facing the country’s worst drought since 1904. The entire economy, not just farmers, will feel the effects.
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Beef futures contract explained

The Red Meat Producers’ Organisation should be commended for developing and implementing a beef futures market. Let’s hope it gets off the ground.
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Slowdown in economic growth

Farmers are advised to spend money cautiously until the SA economy shows some direction.
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This week's poll
Have you received any aid or assistance for drought relief?
Yes, it has been a saving grace.
I received some assistance, but not enough.
No, I don’t know how or where to apply.
I have not been affected by the drought.
Last week's poll
How do you guard against stock theft on your farm?
I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08%)
Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99%)
I have high fences and gates that are locked at all times. (33.33%)
There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.6%)
I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08 %) Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99 %) There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.60 %) I have high fences and gates that are locked at all times. (33.33 %) I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08 %) Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99 %) There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.60 %)
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