Worldwide agricultural inputs prices have risen steeply the past year. South Africa is at the start of the 2021/22 summer production season and farmers are confronting these increased inputs prices that will squeeze profit margins.
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South Africa: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

South Africa has a robust and experienced regulatory system for genetically engineered (GE) products, which started with the publication of its “GMO” Act in 1997. Today, South Africa is among the top-10 largest producers of GE crops in the world and by far the largest in Africa.
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South Africa: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

The production of apples, pears and table grapes is forecast to continue its growth in the 2021/22 MY, based on normal weather conditions, new areas coming into production and high yielding varieties.
On October 27, 2021, South Africa, through a public notice, announced its regulatory approach for New Breeding Techniques.
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South Africa: Grain and Feed Update

After last season’s second consecutive bumper corn crop, the positive outlook for the South African grain industry will continue in the 2021/22 MY as evidenced by a 30 percent upsurge in tractor sales and the intention of commercial producers to maintain a corn area of 2.7 million hectares.
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South Africa: Sugar Semi-annual

Post estimates that the sugar cane crop will fall by 2 percent to 17.9 million MT in the 2021/22 MY, based on cane that was burnt and rejected by sugar mills during the civil unrest and protests in KwaZulu-Natal, frost damage in some growing areas in June 2021, and some growers diversifying to more profitable crops.
According to Statistics South Africa (StatsSA), South Africa’s food service sector generated revenues valued at US $3 billion in 2020, down 32 percent from 2019.
All the sections of the Report have been updated to comply with the new reporting instructions, website links and contacts.
All the sections of the report have been updated based on recent amendments to regulations, updated website links and to comply with the updated reporting instructions.
On May 28, 2021, an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in cattle was confirmed in KwaZulu-Natal Province.
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South Africa: Poultry and Products Annual

Post forecasts that chicken meat production will increase by five percent in 2022 on industry investment and lowered input costs.
Days after the Port of Durban resumed operations after a period of civil unrest brought the terminal to a standstill, South Africa’s state-owned port, rail, and pipeline authority, Transnet, announced that a cyber-attack had again crippled the flow of goods in and out of the country.