How agribusinesses are improving lives

Agbiz, which represents agriculture businesses, has launched a publication emphasising the role many of these businesses play in improving the lives of people in rural communities.

Speaking at the recent launch, Dr John Purchase, Agbiz CEO said: “The contribution of agribusiness in South Africa goes much further than economic participation and services”.

“The social contribution of agribusiness to societies and communities in our country is significant and needs to be recognized.”

The publication highlights projects dealing with education, poverty alleviation, health care, food security, development of emerging farmers and empowerment of employees.

“A capable, strong and well developed agribusiness sector is essential to ensure the global competitiveness of our different agro-food value, and thus food security for the country and its people,” said Purchase.

“This Agbiz publication is not an exhaustive list of active citizenry participation, but provides some insight into the highly commendable initiatives and approaches of a number of its members.”