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South Africa’s Plan to Divide Farms Seen Risking Food Output

14 May 2015


By  Tshepiso Mokhema and Andre Janse van Vuuren

South Africa’s proposals to buy half of every farm on behalf of workers and limit land ownership will risk food production as growers won’t be able to access finance, the largest grain lobby said.

In draft proposals released in February 2014, the country said it is considering buying half of every plantation and would deposit payment in a trust that will finance production as it seeks to change land-ownership patterns that were skewed in white people’s favor during apartheid rule, which ended in 1994.

Read the full article from BloombergBusiness.

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