Research Paper by SABC Education Digital Media
Agriculture in South Africa: When you have a healthy agricultural industry in a country then you have a country in which citizens have enough to eat, more people are employed as farmer workers, farm workers are well paid and there is a surplus of food to be exported, adding to the country's gross domestic product.
This is what those in the agriculture and government sector strive for but we have still a fair way to go.
If we are to find the balance in the agricultural sector we need to hone our farming practices. Sustainable farming is about using our resources, especially the non-renewable resources, in a way that is effective in growing fresh and quality foods and bettering the lives of farm workers whilst generating a profit for the farmers.
Agriculture in South Africa needs to be adapted more and more to sustainable farming methods if we are to resolve our issues of food production, food prices and job creation.
Here are a few sustainable farming practices that could be better utilized to achieve the agricultural objectives in South Africa: