There is consensus among agricultural role players that sustainable growth in SA’s agricultural sector can only be achieved through the expansion of production. An expansion of export markets must be a key support pillar for growth.

This has been well understood for many years. For nearly three decades SA excelled at opening new export markets, which has supported the growth the sector has witnessed since 1994. SA has successfully negotiated several free trade agreements over the past few decades, with critical regional and international markets. ..

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