AgriSA calls for policy clarity in Sona
6 Feb 2019 - by
President Cyril Ramaphosa should provide clarity and support for the challenges facing the agricultural industry in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) tomorrow.
This from Omri van Zyl, executive director of industry lobby body, AgriSA, who said that, if supported, the social return on investment into agriculture would be “enormous”.
“National priorities such as transformation, job creation, food security, economic growth and social stability can be achieved most effectively by investing state resources into agriculture.” He said that the industry required the support of all government departments. “To govern is to prioritise, and support to agriculture will quickly benefit all other sectors of the economy.”