South Africa: R640m project to support sugarcane farmers

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The South African government has announced an R640 million investment plan to help the small scale sugarcane farmers. It aims to help sugarcane industry, who is struggling due to many reasons. According to the media report, it’s part of a project that will roll out over the next five years.

Rex Talmage, chairperson, South African Cane growers said, “The scheme will support the development of small scale sugarcane growers, whose contribution in the industry is very important. Cane growers from Kwazulu-Natal areas including Amatikulu, Umfolozi, Pongola and Umzimkhulu will benefit from this scheme.”

“The project will ensure greater transformation in the industry. The coronavirus pandemic has affected the sugarcane industry and it continues to be under threat as more livelihoods are at risk”, he further added.

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