ARTICLES RELATING TO WANDILE SIHLOBO

Wandile Sihlobo: A sleeping giant - the Eastern Cape

2019-10-05 16:29

The Eastern Cape is typically seen as a non-starter when it comes to agriculture, but in reality, the province is a notable player in a number of commodities, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Despite good rainfalls in the Western Cape, agri-production not yet out of the woods - economists

2019-08-23 07:50

Although dam levels in Cape Town are, on average, more than 60% full after a season of good rainfall, additional rain is still necessary to ensure improved harvests, says agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: The great maize crisis of 2019

2019-06-22 09:00

It's not just Zimbabwe and Mozambique facing a worrying shortage of maize this year, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: From land reform to job creation, here's how we should boost SA's small towns

2019-05-28 06:00

SA's small towns hold great economic potential, and agribusiness could help unlock it, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Don't panic, bacon lovers - experts on swine fever outbreak

2019-04-11 21:19

The farm where an outbreak of African Swine Fever has been reported in North West Province, near Zeerust, has been quarantined, says the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Wandile Sihlobo: The good news about food prices

2019-04-02 05:00

Despite fuel and electricity price hikes, the overall outlook is fairly positive, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: Now the drought is coming for your peanut butter

2019-02-19 06:01

We're producing, well, peanuts, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: Wine is looking (surprisingly) fine

2019-02-05 06:55

We are yet to see the overall 2018 agricultural exports value, but SA's top products were edible fruits, beverages (largely wine), spirits, vegetables and wool, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Confidence key to SA agriculture amid land, climate fears - Wandile Sihlobo

2019-01-17 14:17

The issue of confidence comes up over and over again when talking about investment in the agricultural sector, says the agricultural economist.

Wandile Sihlobo: Can SA’s stagnating sorghum industry be revived?

2019-01-03 06:15

A revival of SA's stagnating sorghum industry could create jobs, boost the rural economy and create a market for smallholder farmers. But can the industry be revitalised?

 

Wandile Sihlobo: Why government intervention isn't a cure-all for maize production

2019-09-07 14:00

Late in August, we learned that the Zambian government had placed a price cap on maize, and justified its actions by noting its concerns over rising maize prices, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Looming food insecurity in Zimbabwe - economist

2019-08-18 17:56

Hardships due to Zimbabwe's poor maize harvest are exacerbated by unstable economic conditions in the country, says Agbiz economist Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: So far, so good for SA's crops this year

2019-06-20 06:01

So far, the news looks good this year for SA's farmers. But they're not quite in the clear yet, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: What agribusiness can do for SA's economy

2019-05-03 06:00

The value of the agricultural sector has grown by almost 46%, from R50.5bn to R74.2bn, since 1996, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: How the cannabis market might give SA a boost

2019-04-10 18:40

In China - a grower of nearly half the world’s legal hemp - the sales of textile fibre made from the plant’s stalk - totalled US$1.2bn in 2017, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: Saudi visit could signal important developments for SA agriculture

2019-03-05 06:01

A delegation from Saudi Arabia was in SA this week, and seemingly had an interesting engagement with Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana. says Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: A record year for SA's agricultural exports

2019-02-12 06:25

In 2018, SA’s agricultural exports grew by 7% y/y to $10.6bn, a record since 2001, plus a a 21% y/y increase in SA's agricultural trade balance to a record $3.9bn, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: All eyes on maize output

2019-01-22 06:25

A notable uptick of South Africa’s headline food price inflation is unlikely, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Wandile Sihlobo: 2019 will have beef with SA's cattle farmers

2019-01-15 06:25

SA's beef producers will struggle to hang onto their hard-won export market this year.

Wandile Sihlobo: On the hunt for greener pastures

2018-12-25 06:00

What if sunflower seeds hold hope for summer crop regions ravaged by drought, asks Wandile Sihlobo.

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