02.09.2010

Processed food imports dent jobs

Johannesburg — THE agricultural sector is losing jobs because processed products are being imported, instead of being produced and manufactured locally, Lindie Stroebel of the Agricultural Business Chamber said last week.

Johannesburg — THE agricultural sector is losing jobs because processed products are being imported, instead of being produced and manufactured locally, Lindie Stroebel of the Agricultural Business Chamber said last week.

In a report released last week, Ms Stroebel, an economic intelligence manager at the chamber, said that historically SA was a net exporter of primary agricultural products, but since 2006 it has become a net importer of processed products.

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