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

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 3 days 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 2 weeks ago

Bi-Weekly Trade Tracker Issue 6 August 2020

This brief considers the current status of grain trade and the year to date exports of avocados to Europe. It also presents an update on the changes in wine exports during the lockdown period. Lastly, it provides the latest perspectives on policy responses to the pandemic globally.

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Published 2 weeks ago

Bi-Weekly Trade Tracker Issue 5 August 2020

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

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Published 4 weeks ago