The Democratic Alliance said it is
concerned that the livelihoods and jobs of farmers and farm workers is at
DA MP of Agrigulture Forestry and
Fisheries Annette Steyn said large parts of South Africa are currently in the
grip of a major agriculturally debilitating drought. If the government fails to
intervene and curb the potentially devastating impact of drought on South
Africa’s rural communities.
It is estimated that this could be a
last R10 billion to the industry and could put our rural areas in very a
difficulty situation. It is also expected that Farmers would be forced to sell
their land should they not be able to manage the risk.
The DA said it has written to the
Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries,
Machwene Semenya, requesting her to put the issue of the drought and the lack
of support to farming communities on the agenda of the committee’s work.
Labels: DA: Food security at risk as drought stricken farmers