Plan for aggressive revival of rural farming
Developing farmers' lack of access to markets and facilities was highlighted by Eastern Cape Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC, Mlibo Qoboshiyane, in an interview with Luyolo Mkentane. The minister is also keen to ignite a passion for agriculture amongst young people.
Mlibo Qoboshiyane. Photographer: Luyolo Mkentane
What is your vision for the province?
We want to revive rural economies quite aggressively, using agriculture and rural development as catalysts to turn the situation around. Agrarian transformation is about consolidating the skills base, not just going to the land to plough. The Eastern Cape must take agriculture to the people. We wish to create a province that can export food, in which people can derive commercial value from this important sector.
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