The agriculture sector can provides more employment opportunities to youths who are interested in agriculture thereby reducing the high rate of unemployment in South Africa.
It is estimated that agriculture is up to 4 times more effective in reducing poverty than any other working sector in the world. The world is now depending on agriculture more than ever for the feeding of both the poor and the rich and it is the one economic sector independent of which no country can flourish or survive, especially in the face of the prevailing Covid 19 pandemic
CSWOI in her outreach mission in South Africa have come across thousands of unemployed youths.
The Individual Farmers Empowerment will provide more employment opportunities for youths, increase food security and enlargement to create Financial Freedom.
On the 26th of December, 2020, CSWOI visited individual farmers struggling with their farms due to the lack of funding in Tembisa locations.
In the cause of our interview , it was discovered that their challenges of funding cuts across the following:
- Funding for transport to their farms,
- Funding for hiring tractor or laborers,
- Funding to build fences around their farms for food security.