Month: June 2023

The cost of irrigation adds to the farmers’ burden

Challenges in South African Agriculture: Power Cuts and Infrastructure Issues Impact Farming and Rural Towns

South Africa’s agricultural industry has experienced significant growth in recent years, with consecutive successful seasons since 2019/20. The sector’s gross value added showed substantial increases, expanding by 14.9% in 2020, 8.8% in 2021, and maintaining modest growth of 0.3% in 2022. This positive trend can largely be attributed to favorable weather conditions that have benefited