Land uncertainty ‘hobbles agriculture’

Policy uncertainty, especially around land reform, is hampering growth and transformation in the agricultural sector, according to a report by the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy.

The tardiness around land reform in SA has created uncertainty in the agricultural sector and has at times led to sporadic land occupations and tension on farms. The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy is a nonprofit organisation founded in 2004 with the purpose of informing decision-making by stakeholders in the agrofood, fibre and beverage industries by providing independent research. The report was produced by researchers from the universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch and the Western Cape department of agriculture.

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From: BDLive, 23 August 2016