The ECONOMIC ANALYSIS unit facilitates informed decision making by providing research-based strategic advice. It does economic and statistical analyses in providing the ARC and potential clients with advise in conducting research, development and technology dissemination projects, and in determining the impact of these initiatives.

The economic group uses economic and social analytical techniques to provide strategic advice and economic intelligence in determining investment opportunities; describes the forces that drive economic development globally in quarterly Economic Outlook reports and their impacts on the South African agricultural sector; determines the viability of envisaged research or development initiatives and establishes the performance of ongoing or completed interventions through Impact Assessment studies.

Collaboration with Stakeholders

NAMC, HSRC, ABC, University of Pretoria and the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, in the form of research; evaluation of technologies; development initiatives; hosting and co-supervising post graduate students and interns and seminar participation.


Economic Outlook Report XXIV, September 2018
Economic Outlook Report XXIII, March 2018
Economic Outlook Report XXII, Sept 2017
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Socio-Economic Impacts of Lumpy Skin Disease and Rift Valley Fever
An economic evaluation of South Africa’s peach and nectarine research
Estimating the Economic Rate of Return to Plum Research Investments in South Africa
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