Commercialisation of black farmers can help South Africa’s agriculture grow

Commercialisation of black farmers can help South Africa’s agriculture grow

The drive I take each December from Pretoria to the Eastern Cape is a constant reminder, not only of the agricultural economic potential of the Eastern Cape, but also the poverty and unemployment that plague the province. Agriculture holds potential to change the fortunes of the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo and other rural regions.

A drive across South Africa provides a window to yet another good agricultural outlook in 2021

A drive across South Africa provides a window to yet another good agricultural outlook in 2021

These past few days, I drove across the eastern regions of South Africa, observing the summer grains and oilseeds from a distance. It is beautiful and uplifting scenery out there in the fields – green and lush. The past few months’ rains have ensured that farmers complete planting on time and further provided conducive growing conditions for crops. The grazing veld has also benefited along with other agricultural subsectors such as the horticulture and wildlife industries.

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