Agriculture is no longer about planting crops or running herds of cattle. It is about planting the seeds of the future. Modern agriculture places almost no limits on people who wish to make an impact on the way the world works. It has the potential to boost employment across multiple sectors.
Africa is becoming an increasingly attractive hub for foreign investors, resulting in a positive environment for the agribusiness. Agribusiness CEOs are very positive towards the possibility of expansion into African countries outside their own, with 72.7% indicating that they would pursue such opportunities, according to a survey by PwC.
A new sectoral determination for farm workers, including a new minimum wage, can only be implemented in April next year, labour minister Mildred Oliphant said this afternoon. This, coupled with increased mechanisation on farms is likely to create continued tension between employers and their employees in the coming months.