The combination of a large harvest, joint efforts between the government and the private sector to keep agriculture operational since the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, and long-term export market development efforts continue to pay off for SA’s agricultural sector. In the third quarter the country recorded record exports of $3.2bn, a 5% increase year on year.

The growth was primarily underpinned by citrus, wine, maize, nuts, deciduous fruit and sugar cane...

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