Fund is established to support emerging fruit farmers
Author: Bekezela Phakathi
EMERGING fruit farmers in the Western Cape can look forward to better times, following the establishment of a multi-million rand fund aimed at supporting smallholder farmers to reach commercial status.
The R120m fund is a partnership between the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, National Treasury and the deciduous fruit industry.
Agriculture is a key sector in the Western Cape, which produces half of SA’s agricultural exports.
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