Eskom energy crisis, a threat to food security: Agri-SA

Eskom energy crisis, a threat to food security: Agri-SA

AgriSA. says it has requested an urgent meeting with Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter. The organisation wants to discuss the outlook for load shedding in the country, ahead of the summer crop planting season. The federation of agricultural organisations says it fears that if the current state of energy supply in the country persists it will have an adverse impact on local food production and may also jeopardise export agreements.

AgriSA Executive Director Christo van der Rheede has warned the current energy crisis may have implications for food security. He joins us now via Zoom.

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