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Why SA needs commercial and smallholder farmers

“There is general consensus amongst leaders in South African business, academia, government and civil society that food security is not only an agricultural issue, but critical for the entire economy and for keeping stability and peace in the country. At the same time, the dominating belief has been that commercial businesses must create jobs so that people can earn wages and be able to afford food. This has encouraged the commercial production of food to gain economies of scale, thus keeping the price of food stable and affordable

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