Cape Town - Commercial banks currently contribute 75% towards agricultural financing in South Africa, while the Land Bank’s 30% share in 2000 has fallen to 8%.
These figures on agricultural financing came to light in a debate on the subject initiated by the Agricultural Business Chamber (ABC).
The debate follows Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s request for a further urgent look into agricultural financing, and especially development finance.
06.06.2011 / Agbiz in the news
Landboufinansiers verstaan nie die behoeftes van klein-en op-komende boere genoeng nie,sê dr.Tobias Doyer,hoofbestuur-der van Santam Landbou.
29.05.2011 / Agbiz in the news
The Agricultural Business Chamber (ABC) has strengthened its existing links with South African
Universities through the introduction of the Centenary Bursary for a student registered for a
Masters or PhD degree in either agricultural economics or agribusiness management at any
recognised SA university.
The Centenary Bursary has been launched in honour of those ABC members who recently
celebrated their Centenary, i.e. NWK, Suidwes Landbou, Senwes and NTK. The bursary is
intended to inspire students to contribute towards a positive agribusiness sector in South Africa,
through the knowledge gained by their studies.
27.05.2011 / Media Releases