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While so many South Africans are naturally worried about avoiding Covid-19, it is clear that to even more people the greatest fear is hunger. The evidence is that so far, food production has remained the same, but farmers have too much food on their hands. Yet, the price of food has gone up.

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Land reform in South Africa has been hobbled on a range of fronts, not least of which is a failure among stakeholders to agree on who owns what beyond the fact that most private property remains in white hands. In a webinar hosted by Daily Maverick's Richard Poplack, Wandile Sihlobo, chief economist at the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa, said this meant South Africa was essentially shooting in the dark on land reform.

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Farmers from across SA gathered recently near Ceres to showcase successful partnerships between commercial and emerging black farmers. In light of the failure of land reform, identified in the 2017 Motlanthe report, farmers have collectively sought innovative solutions on their own. Marianne Thamm - Daily Maverick

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