Farmers need to be well-informed to make productive decisions

Agriculture is important for South Africa as well as the rest of the African continent. The challenge – and the excitement – is how we do it together.

This is according to Joyene Isaacs, Head of the Agriculture Department in the Western Cape, South Africa. “I don’t think the farmers in this province quite realise what they have. I have had farmers come here from Mpumalanga to tell the public ‘Don’t take it for granted guys. We don’t have it anymore because we didn’t understand that we needed to protect it. You still have it, use it wisely.’”

Isaacs said the drought has been highlighted by media but farmers have been struggling despite the drought for a long time.