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Agric sector feeling the heat

Agric sector feeling the heat
ADDRESSING THE NATION: Masisi

Unable to sustain local market

The local agricultural sector is on its knees - at least if the picture painted by President Mokgweetsi Masisi is anything to go by!

In his 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, Masisi revealed that the food import bill for the last financial year was estimated at P7.7 billion, an increase from P6.9 billion recorded in 2017.

The bulk of imported food stuff was listed as dairy and dairy products, followed by fruits and vegetable.

In 2018/19 financial year, which ended in March, the annual demand for milk reportedly stood at 65 million lit...

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