01.07.2015

Land reform: time to take the initiative

How will producers and agribusiness be affected if the agriculture sector cannot come up with a plan for land reform? In no way must food security be put at risk, says Agbiz CEO John Purchase.
- Farmer's Weekly

Land reform is currently in the spotlight, and rightly so. The issue is not whether land reform should take place or not, but rather how it should be done to ensure a more equitable and fair pattern of land ownership. This process must not be allowed to put food security at risk. 

It is this dilemma that is creating conflict in the ongoing consultation process between government and the private sector, and more specifically with organised agriculture and agribusiness.

Central to this conflict are two of the three principles of the Green Paper on Land Reform... Read more

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