Wandile Sihlobo

August 30, 2019

Thoughts on South Africa’s 2018/19 summer grain production outlook

January 7, 2020

Broad-Based Support Helps Black Farmers Deliver More

The dark clouds of policy uncertainty and climate change are a form that does not put a smile on farmers’ faces. However, there are some silver […]
January 7, 2020

Rest of Africa Must Follow SA’s Lead to Feed Her Children

Some African countries are still sceptical about the health risks associated with Genetically Modified (GM) crops. However, farmers in the southern tip of the continent, South Africa, have long […]
January 7, 2020

Policy cannot disrupt food production

South Africa is ranked as the most food secure country on the continent, and is 44th out of 133 countries worldwide, according to the Economist Intelligence […]
January 7, 2020

How does South Africa rank in the Global Food Security Index?

As the year ends, I want to take a moment and reflect on South Africa’s standing on the global food security ladder. As I have mentioned […]
January 7, 2020

A sleeping giant – the Eastern Cape

Late in September, I visited the Eastern Cape on the invitation of The Co-op – an agribusiness based In Humansdorp. I also used the visit to scan the […]
March 5, 2020

Who are the key buyers of South African beef?

Seeing that there are concerns surrounding the potential impact of  the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in South African beef exports, I thought I should revisit a piece I wrote late […]
June 15, 2020

SA beef industry offers fresh meat

The South African agricultural industry is in a good place, which often gets overshadowed by broader policy discussions. Last month, I highlighted the progress South Africa has made […]