South Africa’s agricultural business sector needs to lobby the government to reposition the industry and reassess the viability of markets that have been importing most of SA’s products, say experts. Fewer people are planting their own food and more South Africans are migrating to cities, thus increasing the demand for processed foodstuff. By finding specific alternative niche world markets, the agricultural businesses will be able to offset the demand for low food prices through exports of higher- grade products to realize above- average rates of return. Read more here.
Posted on July 30, 2010 by idasa