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July 2, 2020
In March 2020, the Government of Senegal (GoS) enacted several measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 such as curfews, air and land border closures, and movement restrictions within the country...
July 2, 2020
Currently there are no USDA endorsed trade shows planned in South Africa in 2020.
July 1, 2020
While the blueberry industry is still small relative to other fruit sectors in South Africa, such as citrus, apples, pears and table grapes, it has grown exponentially in the past 5 years.
June 30, 2020
Saudi Arabia is a significant market for U.S. food and agricultural products, with direct U.S. exports estimated at $1.39 billion in 2019.
June 29, 2020
The South African retail food sector is strong, despite the development of the COVID-19 crisis and the March 2020 national lockdown.
June 26, 2020
Morocco is facing historically low wheat production due to low rainfall in 2019/20. The Ministry of Agriculture forecasts total wheat and barley production at 3 million metric tons...
June 25, 2020
On June 20, 2020 Saudi Arabia imposed higher tariffs on a wide range of food and non-food products.
June 23, 2020
Although there are only a few large-scale food manufacturers in Senegal, some of these businesses export locally processed foods within the Economic Community of West African States region...
June 19, 2020
Post has adjusted area planted, area harvested, and production numbers based on the final data received from Morocco’s citrus producer federation.
June 18, 2020
Zimbabwe’s corn crop for the 2020/21 MY is estimated at 907,628 tons, 17 percent higher thanthe 2019/20 MY’s corn crop of 776,635 tons.
June 18, 2020
The growth of South African tree nut production is expected to continue in the 2019/20 MY, based on the increase in area planted as the industry responds to increasing demand from export markets...
June 12, 2020
Over the past decade, sorghum production in South Africa decreased dramatically as producers preferred to plant more profitable crops, like corn and oilseeds.
June 10, 2020
Over the past decade, sorghum production in South Africa decreased dramatically as producers preferred to plant more profitable crops, like corn and oilseeds.
June 5, 2020
The South Africa Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development announced an outbreak of African Swine Fever in a small scale setting in the Eastern Cape Province.
June 4, 2020
The production of South African citrus, mainly soft citrus, lemons and limes is expected to continue its strong growth in the 2019/20 Marketing Year (MY), based on the increase in area planted...
June 4, 2020
FAS/ Nairobi forecasts a stagnation in Kenya’s coffee production in marketing year (MY) 2020/2021, due to weather patterns that have curtailed flowering in the key coffee growing regions.
June 4, 2020
Saudi Arabia is increasing import tariffs on a wide range of products effective June 10, 2020. The increases cover 2718 HS codes and include numerous food and agriculture products.
May 28, 2020
Ethiopia’s coffee production for MY20/21 (Oct-Sep) is forecast to be 7.5 million 60-kilogram bags (450,000 metric tons). Exports are forecast to reach a record 4.12 million bags (247,200 metric tons).
May 27, 2020
South Africa’s local wheat price increased sharply to record high levels in April 2020.
May 22, 2020
The South African Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development (DALRRD) set aside R1.2 billion (US$ 64 million) to support distressed small-holder farmers.