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Debate on Budget Vote 24 – Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP  in Parliament   Honourable Speaker and members   The United Democratic Movement (UDM), supports the budget vote with the following comments. Although the Department manages 64 000 hectors of category B and C of plantations, there is no budget for the revitalisation of these plantations through which process, jobs could have been created. In the meantime there is a huge national demand for sawlog timber. South Africa could soon [...]

2016-10-28T19:48:35+00:00 April 29th, 2016|2016 Archive, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Speeches|Comments Off on Debate on Budget Vote 24 – Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The impact of SA’s drought on the agricultural economy

Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP in Parliament Honourable Speaker and members Although agricultural sector’s relative contribution to the gross domestic product of the country is small and still declining, it nevertheless plays an important role in the creation of wealth and safety nets in South Africa, specifically in the rural areas. Drought has severely affected the country’s agricultural productivity capacity and thus affecting negatively our Gross Domestic Product. It affects both crop and livestock [...]

2016-10-28T20:03:33+00:00 February 29th, 2016|2016 Archive, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on The impact of SA’s drought on the agricultural economy