South Africa has shipped its first bulk soybean vessel to China. The shipment was arranged by Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), a leading global merchant and processor of agricultural goods and SACOTA member. Read more >
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A group representing small-scale farmers in Kenya has lost its court battle to stop genetically modified (GM) food being imported or grown in the country. Read more >
East London achieved another first earlier this month. Read more >
Although South Africa only contracted and loaded two export vessels to China when the opportunity arose at the beginning of April 2023, their arrival continues to receive positive feedback in China. This is evident when listening to this local news clip. Read more >
Due to three good agricultural grain and oilseed production years, exports of South African maize and soybeans continue unabated. However, this also requires that South Africa opens up new markets. One such market is China, where the first supermax vessel of 55,000 tons of yellow maize has arrived this week. Read more >
The Kenyan High Court has ruled that Government cannot (yet) Gazette the legal imports of GMO white maize. Read more >
The decision by Kenya to allow the importation of GMO maize in future will present longer-term opportunities for South African white maize exports. Read more >