Building bridges and partnerships that deliver farming certainty
Non productivity-wage demands, ground50;50 talks and labor evictions are not a sustainable agricultural model.
- SA and Africa needs to increase food production by over 50%.
- SA and Africa need to accelerate agricultural and economic development, not to be enslaved by global super powers, break poverty and give our people freedom and dignity, as proud citizens of the world.
The program does the following for framers:-
1) It repositions agriculture as friend of the community.
2) It normalizes the position of all farmers (Commercial and emerging) on a non-racial basis with regards to:-
- Agricultural development
- Agricultural investments
- Labor relations
- Community interaction and
|Successful farmers will always be successful.||The question here is however the overall farming and business operating environment?|
This is how the program will impact on farmers and the benefits it will deliver
|Farmers current high risk operating factors||How your future will be||How this is achieve|
|1) Non productivity- wage demands.||A new positive basis of productivity worker development remuneration.||New productivity farm worker development that integrate personal development and work training in a global context.|
|2) Increased friction between farmers and workers driven mainly through “outside” parties.||A proactive internal “ownership” driven development basis. That gives agriculture control.||Positive worker support platform. Improved housing and end of tenure option for workers|
|3) Increased adverse press coverage of employment conditions and evictions.Aggravated by skewed civil society demands and agendas such as fund driven NGOs and social watchdog bodies.||The development of proactive positive, tangible relations across all levels of society.||Consolidated Agri-Bee data and project management platform linked to:-Ø Positive exciting promotions of Agri-Bee projects.Ø And interactive public linked publicity.Community food-garden bridging support projects and public interaction.|
|4) New and increased land claims and increased secondary demands on aspect such as water, minerals and rights.||The normalizing of agricultural growth and recognition of strong, responsible commercial farmers as cornerstone of food security.||Government collaborations and partnerships.A totally new reference framework.|
|5) Infrastructure risks e.g. electricity||Active collaboration and assistance from government to minimize existing advert factors till normal conditions are restored.|
|6) Increased global competition.||New global related agricultural market options, supportive of productive agriculture as key new environmental growth segment.||New Bio and industrial agri-production and development|
|7) Farm security and attacks||Reduced and normalized (Ideally) stopped.||Broad community perception and value base of collaborations.|
|8) Long-term uncertainty and undermined investments||Future directed certainty.||Through proactive developments|
The question is?
|Do current interactions and processes ensure long-term solutionsThe short answer is no.Because the main drivers of negative factors is outside of agriculture. What Agri-culture requires is a framework that addresses these drivers.The main drivers are:-1) “Jobs” and income levels vs expectations and perceptions.
2) Central to this is lack of value-adding expertise in a global knowledge driven economy.
3) Increased economic pressure and high personal adverse practices of the past 20 years, that have reduced the families’ saving base and increased high debt levels.
4) Add to it that current “small-holding” (This does not refer to emerging farmers) initiatives have limited success and increases demands negatively.
Are there solutions and outcomes?
o Build partnerships
o Labor development in a global context
o Agriculture as economic driver for SA and Africa