n FarmBiz - Examining agriculture’s role in labour-intensive growth - agribusiness update

Volume 5 Number 12
  • ISSN : 2410-5635


Another year has come to an end, and although one hopes that each year will be better than the previous one, these hopes do not always materialise. This year certainly had a few highlights, but it was also clear that all was not always well in South African agriculture. It is easy to fixate on everything that went wrong in the country this year. Some regions experienced devastating drought, foot-and-mouth disease once again left its mark on livestock production, red meat prices declined, and the summer crop was characterised by grading problems. In addition, the economy is struggling to recover, the political scene continues to create more questions than answers, and state-owned enterprises persist in demonstratin

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