Afasa KZN calls on government to review agricultural land allocation following floods

Afasa KZN calls on government to review agricultural land allocation following floods

The organization said some of the land given to farmers was not viable following the floods.

At Shazini Farm, farmers lost a bridge that connected their properties due to flooding. Photo: Nhlanhla Mabaso/EWN.

DURBAN – The African Farmers Association of South Africa (Afasa) in KwaZulu-Natal has asked the Cooperative Governance Department to review the allocation of land to farmers.

This comes as the organization said some of the land given to farmers was unviable following the floods.

Various farms in parts of the province have been hit hard by recent bad weather.

On Thursday, farmers’ organizations met Agriculture MEC Bongiwe Sithole Moloi.

Afasa KZN Women President Sinenhlanhla Mngadi said Eyewitness News that the government must also assess what type of land has been given to farmers.

She said some land was unsuitable for farming.

“By giving someone, like a rural person, land close to the floodplains, it’s like you’re really putting them at risk,” Mngadi said.

Mngadi said government departments like the Cooperative Governance Department must help farmers.

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