Does govt understand farming?

2008-04-06 00:00

Judging by the cavalier treatment of matters affecting agriculture, food security is not a particularly pressing concern of politicians and policy makers.

Now, land and land reform in southern Africa are deeply controversial, probably because historically, it has always been resolved via confrontation. The human overlay notwithstanding, land has always provided food or, if you prefer, the land has been farmed to be productive.

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