Coverage of #Nampo2017

'South African farmers are the best in the world, despite a hostile environment'

South African farmers are some of the best in the world in an almost hostile environment, and not with a friendly government.

Theo Vorster, Galileo Capital

You have to transform the agricultural sector or this boat will sink.

Theo Vorster, Galileo Capital

Grain SA’s Nampo Harvest Day is one of the largest agricultural exhibitions under private ownership in the southern hemisphere.

It takes place annually outside the town of Bothaville in the Free State.

The first NAMPO Harvest Day - held in 1967 - was attended by 200 producers.

The event enables producers and other role players in the agricultural industry to experience the latest technology and to learn from experts.

There are more than 650 exhibitors.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield – at Nampo Harvest Day – interviewed Galileo Capital CEO Theo Vorster.

Vorster discussed the state of agriculture in South Africa.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

Commercial farming is becoming a scale business.

Theo Vorster, Galileo Capital

How do you bring the small-scale farmer to a level where technology is advantageous?

Theo Vorster, Galileo Capital

I believe there’s a narrowing of the implementation [of land reform] debate.

Theo Vorster, Galileo Capital

The John Deere store here sold more than R250 000 of baby-grows and socks!

Theo Vorster, Galileo Capital

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This article first appeared on 702 : 'South African farmers are the best in the world, despite a hostile environment'


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