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The av­er­age age of South African farm­ers, which is putting pres­sure on the na­tion’s sta­tus as a net food ex­porter, ac­cord­ing to Deloitte. Only about 45.6% of the coun­try’s pop­u­la­tion of more than 50m is con­sid­ered food se­cure. Deloitte said that SA’s com­mer­cial farm­ers are not be­ing re­placed by younger en­trants due to a com­bi­na­tion of poor ac­cess to fi­nance for emerg­ing black farm­ers and a lack of in­ter­est from the younger gen­er­a­tion.

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