Canola is experiencing a dynamic boom in South Africa
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Published Oct 3, 2023
The canola industry in South Africa has experienced significant growth in recent years, with increased plantings and higher yields. New technology and research are seen as key to further boosting the industry's potential. Aggressive marketing and sales efforts are driving the growing demand for canola-based products, which is expected to continue to increase in the coming years.
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The future of the canola industry in South Africa was discussed this year in one of the sessions of 'Nation in Conversation' at Nampo Kaap in Bredasdorp. Growth in the canola industry, how the industry's potential can be unlocked and the challenges faced by producers and processors were discussed. Theo Vorster, CEO of Galileo Capital, led the discussion. The panel that participated in the discussion was Pieter Malan, general manager of grain services at SSK in Swellendam, Koos Blanckenberg, a grain producer from Klipheuwel in the Swartland and also chairman of the Canola Specialists Committee, Kellie Becker, managing director of Southern Oil (SOILL) , and José de Kock, a grain producer from the farm Klipheuwel near Napier in the Western Cape. Canola a growing industry Malan said canola plantings had increased from 68 000 ha per year in 2012, 2013 and 2014 to an average of 119 000 ha per year in the past three years. This is a 70% increase in the area under canola over ten years. ...