440 new farm advisers

2011-03-18 00:00

LYDIA Johnson, the KwaZulu-Natal MEC of Agriculture and Environment Affairs, says the perception that the agricultural industry cannot provide rewarding employment is stifling the skills development in this sector.

Johnson was speaking at the Cedara Agricultural College yesterday where the department was welcoming 440 unemployed qualified agriculturalists as agricultural extension officers. The recruitment is aimed at augmenting the existing extension personnel to respond to the mandate of ensuring food security within the Province.

The department is aiming to recruit 800 unemployed graduates for the 2011/2012 financial year.

— Witness Reporter.

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