Farm employment plummets 27.1%

The number of people employed on commercial farms has dropped by 271%, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg. The biggest drop in the number of farmworkers was in Mpumalanga Province, where it declined by 45%. The change was probably an indication that agriculture was becoming more specialised, with successful farmers having to be highly skilled. Economies of scale leading to farms merging is probably another reason for the decline. Read more here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: