Food for thought

2017-03-29 06:03

IT never ceases to amaze me that in all the ongoing land reform discussions, nobody (conveniently?) mentions the scenario that took place in Zimbabwe over the very same issue.

The country was going along swimmingly until the “land grab”.

From being the bread basket of Africa, in desperation it had to import maize from Zambia, grown by, guess who — those very same farmers who had been kicked off their farms in Zimbabwe, many of which had been in their families for generations.

Years ago, I had a car bumper sticker that read: “No farmers, no future”. Food for thought? (Pardon the pun.)

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