KZN farmers get helping hand after unrest

KZN farmers get helping hand after unrest

KwaZulu-Natal authorities say farmers who were affected by the unrest are receiving help to rebuild after suffering huge losses.


Some farms were torched during the civil unrest.

According to agricultural union KwaNalu, there was an estimated R656 million in direct and indirect losses.

Trade and Investment KZN's Neville Matjie says they worked with the KZN Agriculture Department to do assessments on farms that have been negatively impacted.

"Provisional government as part of the recovery plan is a concerted effort to see how we ensure particularly the emerging farmers can remain on their feet and are able to continue to supplying some product

"And also the linkages with some of the major supply chains to ensure that they can continue through some of their other distributions absorbing and buying from these emerging farmers to that they remain in business.”

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