WANDILE SIHLOBO: This is how Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech affects agriculture
Some proposals from his advisory panel merely require political will and stakeholder commitment
My agricultural take on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address (Sona) is threefold.
The president reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the various sectoral master plans that are being developed, with specific mention of the textile and clothing, sugar, and poultry master plans. These are industries that have been under pressure in the recent past, partly because of rising input costs and stiff competition from imported products.