Project Hope Grass galvanises communities to assist farmers under pressure

Meaningful and innovative interventions are required to alleviate the high pressure on farmers in drought-stricken areas.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to founder of Project Hope Grass, Dr Annelize Geldenhuys, and AgriSA economist, Thabi Nkosi, about the issue.

Listen to the conversation below:

The situation in South Africa is abosultely devastating and desperate for farmers in drought-stricken areas.

Dr Annlize Geldenhuys, Project Hope Grass founder

Every little bit helps. If we do it properly then we will end up feeding animals which is a priority at the moment.

Dr Annelize Geldenhuys, Project Hope Grass founder

Because of the drought, maize production has been affected and farmers use yellow maize as feed.

Thabi Nkosi, AgriSA economist

We have really scratched the surface in terms of what government can do to assist farmers at this stage.

Thabi Nkosi, AgriSA economist

There are quite a number of farmers who won't be able to meet their financial commitments in terms of paying their loans back to the banks.

Thabi Nkosi, AgriSA economist

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