Agriculture: the best is yet to come

The Nampo harvest day festival in Bothaville was a hive of positivity, breaking through the cloud of negativity that often surrounds the agricultural sector.

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Johan Pienaar, deputy executive director of Agri SA, said that between 2010 and 2011 there was a 36% increase in investment in the agricultural sector. “Furthermore an additional 2000 tractors were purchased last year in comparison to the previous year, which is a good indication that it is going well with agriculture.” Farmers were told that the next 20 years will be the best that the agricultural sector has ever experienced.

Read the full story in the 1 June 2012 issue of FW.