Agri SA calls on government to provide drought assistance
Farmers in certain parts of South Africa are battling to survive through the current season and Agri SA is very concerned about their viability going forward. The organisation has done its utmost to assist these farmers in need with emergency measures being implemented across the country to provide feed and fodder to indigent farmers.Johannes Moller, President of Agri SA, stated: “It’s time for government to show its hand by assisting commercial and smallholder farmers. We represent a major tax base as the farming sector and as citizens of South Africa, taxpayers and contributors to the economy it’s a shame that the commercial and emerging farming sectors have not received any assistance from government”. Omri van Zyl, CEO of Agri SA, added: “It seems that government is ill-equipped to deal with disasters of this magnitude. Moreover, it is concerning that the safety net for South Africans have been weakened to such an extent that assistance is not possible”. Press Release. To read more, click HERE.