Miners’ destruction of arable land puts food security at risk
Mpumalanga is particularly vulnerable in the tug-of-war between farmers and mining giants
On September 30 I attended a high-level policy roundtable. The question at hand: could (and should) soya bean production be increased in SA?
Soya beans are critical for animal feed, and as incomes rise so does the demand for animal products. In fact, SA’s per capita consumption of poultry nearly doubled between 2001 and 2018, and the country has not been able to meet its demand for poultry feed. SA imports a half a million tons of soya bean oil cakes, 90% of which is imported from Argentina...
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