Farming input landscape and imported inputs

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The seventh episode of Tech Terrain looks into and discusses the challenges of South Africa being dependent on imports and how it affects the farming industry.

Farming input landscape and imported inputs

Like the rest of Africa, South Africa is highly dependent on imported inputs in its agricultural sector. With the volatility of exchange rates, the entire sector is exposed, and it complicates long term planning.

This week on Tech Terrain, Tony Ndoro talks to Dawie Maree, Head of Communication & Marketing at FNB Agri-Business; Nico Groenewald, Head of Agri-Business, Standard Bank; as well as Linda van der Merwe, Marketing Lead at Corteva Africa for the Middle East.

They take a deep dive into the issues and impacts of importing and how it affects the agricultural industry.

John Deere is back in the studio to discuss the importance of quality parts in machinery, and its availability when needed.

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