Food and Agribusiness

Sustainable Inputs Drive South Africa’s Quest for Thriving Ag Market

Agriculture comprises 2.7% of South Africa’s GDP, employs 4.6% of its labor force of 22.2 million (of its 59-million-strong population), and is dominated by production of corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruits, and vegetables. Biopesticides, like in many developed ag economies, are in the nascent stage in South Africa and present untapped growth in Integrated Pest Management programs. Important export markets, most notably Europe, require stringent maximum residue limit (MRL) standards, which has increased buzz around and adoption of biosolutions. It isn’t just residue limits driving the market, but also pest resistance management, and the trend towards better quality and quantity in food production and ensuring a sustainable environment.

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[…] Biofungicide provides growers with a reliable, novel mode of action product to maximize the yield of high-quality fruits and vegetables. The extended shelf-life of tasty, appealing fruits and vegetables with substantially reduced residue levels adds significant value by addressing the needs of both consumers and growers, reducing food waste and securing global export. […]


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