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Agri Wes Cape plea for public to buy local

Farmers in the province are still suffering from the effects of the drought despite a slight rise in dam levels.

Agri Wes Cape says that crops are still under threat in the West Coast and Overberg region and require more rainfall.

We need about about 80 millimeters + to take us to a normal crop.

Carl Opperman, CEO OF Agri Wes Cape

Agri Wes Cape CEO Carl Opperman, has pleaded with the public to buy South African produce at food retailers and supermarkets in order to support local farmers.

Although dam levels have risen to an average of 60%, Opperman explains that farmers face tough times with very little resources and funding.

Funding is a big problem, where they get funding, the interest rates are loaded because the risk factor is much higher.

Carl Opperman, CEO OF Agri Wes Cape

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