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Opening our agricultural exports to new markets deserves urgent attention

More trade deals and attention to infrastructure are key to supporting this crucial sector of the economy

30 January 2022 - 00:00 By Wandile Sihlobo

Towards the end of 2021, when Covid offered a slight reprieve, my colleagues and I travelled across a few provinces of SA, meeting agribusiness bosses. Our visits were aimed purely at connecting, and understanding business conditions after various waves of the pandemic and the disruptions that followed. At the time, the agricultural sector was having a “sunshine” moment, with bumper harvests, and higher commodity prices boosting profitability for those farming grains and oilseeds...

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