WANDILE SIHLOBO: Budding blueberry sector offers fruitful job prospects
Western Cape agriculture department report shows it has the highest employment intensity among the major fruits grown in SA
In her budget vote speech last week, Thoko Didiza, the new minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, noted that, among other things, she intends to expand SA’s agricultural footprint in export markets.
This is a fitting message as the growth of the SA agricultural sector is generally export driven. The country exports about 49% of its produce in value terms.