Publications
Published Title
06/05/2022 Agbiz Grain Media Statement Dispensation
Agbiz Grain members continue to accept maize under the 2009 regulations.
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18/02/2022 Comparison the effectiveness of the fumigants sulfuryl fluoride and phosphine in controlling warehouse pest insects
Warehouse pest insects contained in commodities can affect the quality and quantity f the commodity. Every industry which has a commodity stored in warehouses makes efforts to prevent damage to the commodity. Control of insect pests during storage is generally conducted by fumigations with phosphine (PH3) and sulfuryl fluoride (SO2F2). Fumigation using sulfuryl fluoride is easy to apply, more effective, and exposure time is faster compared to phosphine.
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18/02/2022 Government stance will discourage agribusiness’ use of new plant-breeding technology
Innovative technology such as new breeding techniques must be allowed to be part of the solution to help meet national commitments to food security by Magdeleen Cilliers and Wandile Sihlobo (Business Day)
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18/02/2022 Futures of Employment in Agriculture 2035
The future of job creation in the South African agricultural sector is a complex one. The issue is clouded by the real and pressing need to transform the sector. By broadening agricultural strategies and plans to include new areas and ventures, the country could also enhance the resilience of its agricultural sector and further diversify its approach to ensuring food security.
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21/01/2022 What’s Cooking: Digital Transformation of the Agrifood System
A strong food and agriculture system is fundamental to economic growth, poverty reduction, environmental sustainability, and human health. The Agriculture and Food Series is intended to prompt public discussion and inform policies that will deliver higher incomes, reduce hunger, improve sustainability, and generate better health and nutrition from the food we grow and eat. It expands on the former Agriculture and Rural Development series by considering issues from farm to fork, in both rural and urban settings. Titles in this series undergo internal and external review under the management of the World Bank’s Agriculture and Food Global Practice.
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14/12/2021 Agricultural Biotechnology Annual - Madrid (Spain)
This report describes the agricultural biotechnology sector in Spain, covering production and trade, policy, and marketing aspects. It includes topics related to plant, animal, and microbial biotechnology. Spain is a powerhouse for agricultural biotechnology in the European Union, as the country remains the largest grower of biotech corn and a major consumer of feed ingredients. At the Member State level, there have been few changes affecting agricultural biotechnology as currently all eyes are set on the European Commission’s future regulatory framework for genome editing.
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30/11/2021 Agbiz Grain Quarterly November 2021
The past year posed interesting challenges and, being an optimist, I want to believe that we have seen developments culminating from these challenges into exciting changes to improve the business environment. The most important aspects include the development of the Agbiz Grain Storage Cost Index, revision of the JSE rules, positioning of Agbiz Grain through our symposium, and opposing the potential introduction of assignees in the grain and oilseed storage sector.
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29/11/2021 Study On Storage Capacities And Logistical Infrastructure For Eu Agricultural Commodities Trade
This study provides an overview and mapping of the storage capacity and logistical infrastructure for cereals, the oilseed complex and protein crops (COP henceforth) in the EU. It also analyses their evolution since 2005. Bottlenecks in storage capacity and logistical infrastructure for COP crops are identified. The evolution of bottlenecks and their possible impact on intra and extra-EU trade in COP crops are considered. Finally, the study elaborates policy recommendations to overcome the identified bottlenecks, and explores opportunities for future investments in storage capacity and logistical infrastructure for COP crops in the EU.
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02/08/2021 Prospectus
The fact that you are reading this is most probably an indication that you are interested in the production and availability of maize in South Africa. The objective of this Prospectus is to answer as many of your questions as possible in a brief, but succinct manner and to provide you with relevant information about the South African maize industry and pointers as to the important elements of the what, where and how of securing quality South African maize.
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15/05/2019 Recommendations for Commodity Futures Delivery on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange - Market notice 15919b
In 2009, Matthew C. Roberts, Ph.D. was asked to examine the operation of the futures contracts of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange by the National Agricultural Marketing Council. The issue at hand was the use of Location Differentials (LDs) in the settlement of physically-delivered futures contracts. After a review of the operation of the market and the contracts themselves, he concluded that the primary problems with the South African grain markets were not LDs, but instead were the lack of competition and transparency in cash grain markets and the prevalence of market power among end-users, particularly in the Western Cape. These factors prevented an active cash market from forming but LDs, being more visible and tangible, were treated as the scapegoat.
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