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“Can land reforms feed South Africa?”- oxpeckers.org

26 April 2017


By Michelle Nel

“Tugela Ferry in central KwaZulu-Natal, 95% of farmers with plots of less than half a hectare are producing crops commercially. Other smallholders sell cattle, sheep and goats raised on communal grazing lands to the ceremonial market. In Venda, Limpopo, permaculture food gardens support extended families. These small farmers use traditional, climate-resilient seed varieties that they save and exchange among themselves. Smallholder farmers such as these produce more of the food consumed in South Africa than is generally realised, says Professor Ben Cousins of the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape…” – Oxpeckers

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