Study shows decline in farming interest in South Africa

Study shows decline in farming interest in South Africa

A study by the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy has revealed a decline in farming interest in South Africa.

The Russian invasion of major wheat and sunflower oil producer, Ukraine, has raised concerns about food shortages and hunger in many parts of the world.

As the food security worries increase, Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy analyst Dr Kandas Cloete, says a study has found that one out of five farmers intends to leave the profession within the next decade.

“We found that investment costs, on farms to replace orchards and to replace herds,  just become too expensive and other factors such as financial constraints, not being able to operate the way they want to and also then in terms of rural safety and land reform policy that creates uncertainty” says Cloete.

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