Sep 26

AgriSA is calling for more effort to ensure adequate fire responses to help farmers

AgriSA says farmers have lost at least one-billion-rand worth of crops and livestock due to devastating fires in parts of the Northern Cape, Free State, North West, and Limpopo between August and this month. At least 1.2-million hectares of land had been affected by the ongoing fires in the provinces. AgriSA CEO, Christo van der Rheede, says veld fires can cause extensive damage, destroy vegetation, harm animals, and threaten food security: