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Why size matters for farmers

Lie of the land: Economies of scale are said to be important for large-scale commercial producers, although this debate is debatable. (Madelene Cronje, M&G)

13 March 2015


Lie of the land: Economies of scale are said to be important for large-scale commercial producers, although this debate is debatable. (Madelene Cronje, M&G)

Lie of the land: Economies of scale are said to be important for large-scale commercial producers, although this debate is debatable. (Madelene Cronje, M&G)

..his State of the Nation address last month, President Jacob Zuma announced government plans to impose a land ceiling of 12 000 hectares on agricultural land. Landowners immediately responded by arguing that this will threaten food security because a few large farmers produce the bulk of the country’s food.

Read the full article from the Mail&Guardian.

 

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