Bring in the bean counters to work out viable budgets for land reform
From irrigated orchards to arid pasture areas, the costs and profits for each hectare of farming land vary wildly
The SA agricultural sector will only grow through the implementation of logical, specific and well co-ordinated actions and plans, executed through the committed and combined effort of the public and private sectors.
Real capital and people to drive inclusive agricultural transformation are required for the transfer of land in a just and sustainable way. There is no lack of plans, and we have the benefit of learning from our mistakes over the past 25 years, as well as those of other countries. What SA needs now is greater emphasis on implementation...