n Farmer’s Weekly - Time to declare a national disaster! : from the editor

Volume 2016, Issue 16013
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



The good rains that came before Easter were just enough to cover some of South Africa's parched areas in a thin veil of green, but the relief was fleeting. South Africans have already started to see a rise in food prices due to drought-related shortages, and the worst is yet to come for farmers and consumers. It is time for government to acknowledge the urgency and severity of the drought and declare a national disaster.

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