Global Farming

The difficulties posed by a minimum wage

The National Minimum Wage panel has stressed the pros of a minimum wage. Now for the cons....

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Are we really better off without control?

Farmers frequently complain that they are exploited and ‘things were much better’ in the ol...

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Why farmers can look forward to a positive 2017

Despite weak growth and bad political decisions, it seems as if the current outlook for agricul...

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Weaker international outlook expected

Slow global economic growth will result in depressed demand, especially in developed economies....

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So ARC has a vision for 2050? How about one for next year?

Long-range strategic workshops have become fashionable in government. Commercial farmers simply...

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Evaluating your farming business’s economic viability

Here are 5 questions you should ask yourself regularly to ensure that your farming operation re...

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Managing risk in a tough environment

Agriculture is a riskier business than ever, yet there are still a number of ways for farmers t...

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BFAP’s predictions: an overview

The recent BFAP Agricultural Baseline presentation once again provided the agriculture sector w...

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We can feed Southern Africa…

…but government needs to create an enabling environment for South Africa’s commercial farme...

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Why our farmers should look northwards

Remarkable opportunities have opened up for South African farmers and agribusinesses in the ste...

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Brexit – should we be worried?

As more than one local economist has noted, Britain’s exit from the EU is unlikely to have a ...

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Technology: is too much affecting profit?

Beware of the technology trap! New equipment may help, but not if you’re overspending on it t...

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No fall armyworm impact on sugar industry, despite concerns

Despite reports by news agency Bloomberg that fall armyworm (FAW) may soon affect the sugar cane...