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BRICS: South Africa’s way ahead?

Published: Tralac and NAMC
IBSN: 978-0-9870127-7-7
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This book focuses on the group of developing countries that are now commonly referred to as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). Key aspects of the trade and investment relationships among these countries are examined: the BRICS collectively also play an important role in global production, trade and investment trends.



Surviving the Global Food Jungle; Realities, options and strategies for South Africa

Author: Marcos Fava Neves
Published: National Agricultural Marketing Council and Agricultural Business Chamber 2012
IBSN: 978-0-980241-8-9

The book is published in collaboration with Agricultural Business Chamber. It explores the global business of food and agriculture in relation to food value chains, food safety and quality and the changing environment of the food jungle. Altogether, it provides insights on how South Africa and the sector can position itself optimally in the global food system.


South Africa’s Way Ahead: Shall We Samba?

Authors: Ron Sandrey, Hans Grinsted Jensen, Willemien Denner, Paul Kruger, Bonani Nyhodo, Sean Woolfrey
Published: Tralac and NAMC 2010
IBSN: 978-0-9814221-4-5
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The book explores the market potential that Brazil, Chile, Argentina present to agricultural producers from South Africa and the rest of the Southern African Custom Union (SACU). In particular it outlines the costs and benefits to South Africa and SACU of securing enhance market access through a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) with the Mercado Comun del Sur (Mercosur)


Cape to Cairo: An Assessment of the Tripartite Free Trade Area

Authors: Ron Sandrey, Hans Grinsted Jensen, Nick Vink, Taku Fundira, Willemien Viljoen
Published: Tralac and NAMC 2011
IBSN: 978-0-9814221-8-3
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The book examines the trade and specifically agricultural production, agribusiness and the agricultural policy regimes in East and Southern Africa. A computer analysis of the benefits of the proposed FTA is also presented, along with a review of sensitive products and no-tariff barriers in the region.


Case Studies of Emerging Farmers and Agribusinesses in South Africa

Editors: Edward Mabaya, Krisztina Tihanyi, Mohammad Karaan, Johan van Rooyen
Published: Sun Press 2011
IBSN: 978-1-920338-65-7

The book presents 15 case studies of emerging agribusiness in South Africa with the objective to (1) capture the human stories behind the merging farms (2) highlight the best practices, opportunities, and challenges facing South Africa (3) create a new set of instructional materials for academics and development practitioners.