Tito Mboweni urged to prioritise agriculture export goals
SA’s blueberries do not have access to key eastern markets as demand for the fruit grows hugely in those countries
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has been urged to consider making more funds available to drive SA’s agriculture export objectives.
Mboweni delivers his medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday. While in its recent economic growth strategy document, the Treasury outlined plans to increase agricultural exports by R6bn over the next 10 years, the agricultural sector argues that the government has not done enough in terms of trade promotion and market access. ..