Subsistence farmers wait for the rain and government help
DATE: 11 December 2020
AUTHOR: Farmers Portal
Subsistence farmer Jantjie Ramokone remembers how as a little boy, every year in early October, his entire village would begin preparing their fields in anticipation of the planting season after the rains later in the month.
A Human Sciences Research Council report, The Contribution of Subsistence Farming to Food Security in South Africa, published in 2009, noted that “food expenditures can account for as much as 60%-80% of total household income for low-income households in some parts of sub-Saharan Africa.”
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