Private companies better farmers than individuals

Farms run by private companies are more profitable than any other type of ownership.

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They also pay the highest wages and employ more workers per farm. Frans Cronje, deputy CEO of the SAIRR, said that although farming has always been family orientated, there is a move towards the commercialisation of commercial agriculture. “Farms are being run according to hard commercial principles more than before, which means they will become more productive and efficient. This is very good news for food security.”