Cape Town - The black farmer strategy of the government has not yielded the anticipated results, Phakamani Hadebe, CEO of Barclays Africa, said at a recent commodity conference hosted by Agri SA at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West.
"The average age of farmers in SA is between 56 and 63 years old. At the same time the agriculture sector will have to feed more mouths as it goes along," said Hadebe.
"The challenge we have is that the problems we have in agriculture are the same ones we were discussing already ten years ago. So we know our problems, but we sit here and discuss those problems again and again."