Southern Africa - October 2018

U.S. agribusinesses interested in growing their exports to Southern Africa are encouraged to join the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a trade mission to South Africa October 29 - November 2, 2018. 

While the mission will be based in Johannesburg and Cape Town, participants will have the opportunity to engage with potential customers from a total of 11 countries in the region: South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Collectively, the United States exported $602 million in agricultural products to those countries in 2017, a 25-percent increase from the previous year.

In addition to personalized business-to-business meetings arranged by local staff from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, participants will also take part in depth-briefings and site visits to learn first-hand about what it takes to successfully export U.S. farm and food products to Southern Africa.

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Data & Analysis

September 4, 2018
South Africa produced a historical-high summer oilseed crop of 2.5 million tons in the 2017/18 MY with a further increase in oilseed production projected for the 2018/19 MY to 2.6 million tons.
September 4, 2018
The South African Government through the Deputy President confirmed collaboration with organized agriculture on land reform at a land summit on August 23 and 24, 2018.
August 1, 2018
On June 8, 2017, the South African National Assembly passed the Border Management Authority Bill.
July 17, 2018
Infographic illustrates how modernizing retail outlets in Southeast Asia are providing U.S. food exporters access to young, urbanizing consumers.