n Farmer’s Weekly - Getting comfortable with ambiguity - editorial

Volume 2018 Number 18029
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



As I write this, almost a full week has passed since the 12th Agribusiness Africa Conference, hosted by Farmer’s Weekly in Johannesburg (see pages 24 to 29), and I am still busy processing the vast amount of ideas and information that were shared by the speakers and other participants at the event. One of the recurring themes that surfaced during the many conversations was, perhaps predictably, the difficulty associated with entering the farming or agribusiness sector as a newcomer. As some of the members of the audience pointed out, the agriculture industry keeps on encouraging young people to pursue a career in agriculture, but far too often, young people who choose this path end up at a dead end.

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