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Agriculture: Facts & Trends South Africa

Author: World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Organisation: World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Publish Date: 2010
Country: South Africa
Sector: Environment
Method: Forecasting
Theme: Sustainability
Type: Report
Language: English
Tags: Agriculture, Trends, Land, Soil, Water, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Economics, Social considerations, Future living farms

Agriculture is the foundation of developing economies. As one of these economies, South Africa needs to ensure a healthy agricultural industry that contributes to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), food security, social welfare, job creation and ecotourism, while adding value to raw materials. But the health of the agricultural sector depends on the sustainability of farming methods. Farming practices must therefore not only protect the long-term productivity of the land, but must also ensure profitable yields and the well-being of farmers and farm workers.
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