oa Agriprobe - Economic modeling of wheat import tariffs

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



Extracted from text ... AgriPROBE July 2005 9 It is a difficult time for wheat farmers in the Western Cape, who are faced with lowered yields per hectare due to insufficient rainfall, combined with lower revenue per ton as a result of cheap imports. There are fears of a large-scale collapse in the industry. Wheat farmers have lobbied government to impose protective import tariffs, arguing that cheap imports are caused by subsidized production in developed countries, and that tariffs are much lower than is necessary given our international commitments. They also point to the large population of farm workers and dependents that will suffer ..

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