Agriculture needs R12.5bn for drought relief - task team

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Cape Town - The national drought task team has called on government to declare the current drought a national disaster and provide R12.5bn in disaster relief over the next three years.

The drought task team comprises among others AgriSA and the Agricultural Business Chamber.

South Africa is experiencing the worst drought in 100 years due to high temperatures coupled with the El Niño effect, AgriSA president Johannes Möller said at the release of the task team's report on Monday.

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