AGRICULTURE NEWS - Over the past 10 years, the fresh produce market value chain was estimated to have generated over R140 billion worth of turnover in the agriculture sector.
This was revealed by the CEO of the Joburg Fresh Produce Market, Ayanda Kanana, during his address to the Agribusiness Africa Conference hosted by Farmer’s Weekly in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, on 10 July.
Kanana’s address dealt with markets as a driver of rural and economic activity in South Africa. He told delegates that despite questions being asked about whether markets were a dying breed, the platform remained relevant.
“From a financial point of view, there is no question that we are contributing,” he said.