South Africa Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza has explained how farmers feel the burden of high fertilizer prices due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Russia invaded Ukraine more than a year ago, destroying all of the country’s agricultural and industrial sectors.
Russia and Ukraine are the main producers of fertilizers.
Minister Thoko Didiza will deliver fertilizer to small farmers
Didiza traveled to Mandeni, on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal, to deliver fertilizer to new sugarcane farmers and smallholder farmers.
“Therefore, small sugar producers we came to the department last year if we can help them with fertilizers so that they can continue with sugar production, but we also have two plans, we also support family gardens to help and motivate people to feed themselves.
Didiza added, “We know there is a problem of unemployment but also a shortage of food in some areas as well as the rising cost of food and fuel.