KZN Agri Outlook 2016
Building Value Chains into Africa
Increasing global and African populations are creating huge demand for food production. One of the sectors with the most commercial potential in Africa is agri-business. Some of South Africa’s largest agri-business firms are located in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and the industry contributes 3.6% toward the local KZN economy and employs 3.8% of the KZN population. However, the sector has so much more to offer to the provincial, national as well as regional African economy.
What then is the outlook for the KZN agricultural sector and what reforms or initiatives are needed to drive growth and enhance exports of agri-business products?