South Africa: Farming group calls for talks on land reform

source: IOL
June 09 2010 at 11:55PM

National farming body Agri SA on Wednesday reiterated previous requests for urgent and in-depth discussions with the government on the elimination of obstacles hampering land reform.

Agri SA President Johannes Moller said it was in nobody’s interest, especially the poor, to introduce drastic measures that would undermine confidence and have an adverse effect on food security.

“Deficiencies in the implementation of the existing policy should instead be addressed and partnerships should be formed with the private sector to ensure sustainable and accelerated land reform,” he said in a statement.

Moller was commenting on various statements by government officials, including President Jacob Zuma, on an [continue reading]

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