Who Owns Whom

Growing of Cereals and Other Crops

Yasmin Mahomedy | South Africa | 30 March 2015

Extract

South Africa could expect high food prices for the next 12 months as insufficient rainfall had resulted in “a below-average grain crop.”...

Description

This report focuses on the farming of maize, wheat, sugar cane, sunflower seeds, cotton and tobacco. South Africa’s agricultural sector contributes about 2.5% to GDP, a figure that has decreased from an average of 10% in the 1960s.

Table of Contents

PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 8
4.1. Local 8
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 18
4.1.2. Regulations and Government Programmes 18
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 20
4.2. Continental 22
4.3. International 23
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 25
5.1. Government Intervention and Land Reform 25
5.2. Rising Input Costs 27
5.3. Electricity Shortages 27
5.4. Labour 27
5.5. Economic Environment 30
5.6. Technology 30
5.7. Environmental Concerns 32
6. COMPETITION 33
6.1. Barriers to Entry 33
6.2. Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 33
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 35
8. OUTLOOK 35
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 36
10. REFERENCES 37
10.1. Publications 37
10.2. Websites 37