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Overview of the South African poultry industry

The poultry industry is the largest segment ofthe South African agricultural sector, contributing more than 16% to the gross domestic...

AFMA steps up to the plate

AFMA steps up to the plate The South African agricultural landscape has changed dramatically over the past21 years- a clear...

Biofuel potential in Sub-Saharan Africa: Raising food yields, reducing food waste and utilising residues

Biofuel potential in Sub-Saharan Africa: Raising food yields, reducing food waste and utilising residues

Report 2017 International Renewable Energy Agency Substantial resource potential exists to sustainably expand supplies of liquid biofuels in sub-Saharan Africa....

Bioethanol in Africa: The Case for Technology Transfer and South-South Co-operation

Bioethanol in Africa: The Case for Technology Transfer and South-South Co-operation

October 2016 Working Paper- International Renewable Energy Agency Summary: Sugarcane bioethanol is currently the most cost-effective commercial biofuel and has...

The Political Economy of Sugar in Southern Africa

The Political Economy of Sugar in Southern Africa

Research paper 2016 by Alex Dubb, Ian Scoones & Philip Woodhouse Journal of Southern African Studies, 43:3, 447-470 Summary: Ethanol...

An Economic Assessment of Bioethanol Production from Sugar Cane: The Case of South Africa

An Economic Assessment of Bioethanol Production from Sugar Cane: The Case of South Africa

Research Paper by Marcel Kohler, Economic Research South Africa, August 2016 Summary: The paper set out to analyse the economic...

‘n Woord van die Groot Kokkedoor

Usually, I attempt to create inspirational and positive messages when I write to you. This time around, I am going...

Prospects for a regional biofuels industry in Southern Africa

Taku Fundira, tralac Associate, discusses the political economy, trade and policy issues involved in the potential development of a biofuels...

VAT-free wish list: eggs and sugar tax in spotlight

Cape Town – Value added tax (VAT) increased on April 1 from 14% to 15%. Currently only 19 food items...

How the tax-hungry state plays chicken with poor

Since the zero-rated basket was born in 1991, consumer buying patterns have changed and some of the foods in the...







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