Farmers Association (AFA) is calling on the government to declare all nine
provinces disaster areas as drought conditions persist.
The African Farmers Association (AFA) is calling on the government to declare all nine provinces disaster areas as drought conditions persist.
The association’s president, Tshianelo Mathidi says farmers in the country at this stage are facing severe challenges.
“Others might even take their lives, and others might go out of farming. This will create a situation where food becomes expensive, and people cannot afford it,” says Mathidi.
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The AFA is calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government to declare a state of emergency “so that they could release funds that will help these farmers to access water, access feed, access production inputs so that they at least can survive and carry on.”
Listen to Mathidi below:
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