COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Food System Impact

The outbreak of COVID-19 and measures announced to contain its spread has impacted all of us in almost every way imaginable. The outbreak is considered a “black swan” phenomenon: entirely unexpected, and completely unpredictable.
There is increasing concern whether there will be sufficient food supplies at affordable prices for Southern Africa during and following the containment period. In this regard, BFAP will provide continuous updates of the direct and indirect impacts on South Africa’s food system.

Latest publications

Monthly Food Affordability Tracker Issue 5 October 2020

This report explores food inflation dynamics and its underlying causes for the month of August.

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Published 3 weeks ago

Bi-Weekly Trade Tracker Issue 8 September 2020

This brief considers the current status of grain trade and the shifts in pome fruit exports as EU tariffs on imports impact the destination of choice for SA exporters. It also presents a view on how the import of agricultural inputs have been affected by the pandemic.

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Published 3 weeks ago

Bi-Weekly Trade Tracker Issue 7 September 2020

This brief considers the current status of grain trade and the year to date exports of citrus produce. It also presents a high-level view on South African agricultural imports, the largest contributors to the growth in value when comparing the first seven months of 2020 with the first seven months of 2019 and highlights how different industries were impacted by Covid-19.

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Published 1 month ago

Monthly Food Affordability Tracker Issue 4 September 2020

In this report we explore food price inflation in July 2020.

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Published 1 month ago