Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Exodus of 41,000 white South African farmers could be near.

In a normal year South Africa is a net food exporter, making it 1 of 6 countries in the world capable of exporting food on a regular basis.
In monetary terms, agriculture's share of the economy has long since been outstripped by those of the mining and secondary industries. In 1960, agriculture contributed 11.1 percent of the GDP, down from about 20 percent in the 1930s. By 1999, however, agriculture's share of the GDP had dropped to 5 percent. Despite the farming industry's declining share of the GDP, it remains vital to the economy, development, and stability of the Southern African region. The various sectors of the industry employ approximately 1 million people, or 30 percent of the workforce.

"If the report below is anything to go by, then it looks as if the last of the white farmers are about to depart for greener pastures in the Republic of Georgia, formerly part of the Soviet Union: 41 000 families, 150 000 people."
Exodus of thousands of white South African farmers could be near.

Note : Agri SA, the South African Agricultural Union, serves some 70 000 large and small commercial farmers. (SA Yearbook 2009/2010 -

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