The three things black farmers need
Speaking at the gala dinner of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa’s (AFASA) recent conference in Johannesburg, Zuma stood behind the podium, saying all the right things. “We do not want to destroy commercial agriculture.
We fully support all our farmers, black, white, commercial and emerging,” and more in the same line.
Unsurprisingly, his words fell flat. There is a limit to the number of times that people will believe the promises of those who never deliver.
After speaking to many of the farmers at the conference, I think the critical needs of developing farmers in South Africa can be boiled down to the following three things….
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