South Africa: Government Must Step in Quickly to Help Farmers Afflicted By the Drought

All Africa (Nov. 3 2015) Congress of the People is increasingly concerned about the severe impact of the drought gripping our country on agriculture and on food production. Farmers never suffer alone. Their affliction immediately affects our country’s poor and marginalised people. The price of food rockets and labour opportunities, limited as they are, dry up further. Businesses that support agriculture also go into decline. It is a vicious circle that quickly drags down the GDP.