South African farmers have been hardest hit by the ongoing drought season, with a farmer in the Easten Cape committing suicide as a result.
702 and Cape Talk's John Maytham spoke to Omri van Zyl, executive director of Agri SA, about the matter.
Listen to the interview below:
One of the challenges we're having is that there isn't enought fodder and feed for the farmers. It is a desperate situation we find ourselves in.— Omri van Zyl, Agri SA executive director
What we do as Agri SA is we set up a drought relief found where private donors make strategic interventions.— Omri van Zyl, Agri SA executive director
It is a situation where we have to look at the food security situation in South Africa. 61% of Southern African food comes from South Africa.— Omri van Zyl, Agri SA executive chairman
This article first appeared on 702 : Eastern Cape farmer suicide highlights challenging drought season for farmers