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Farmer tackles hunger and food wastage in the face of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown regulations left huge numbers of South Africans unemployed, as businesses were forced to downscale or even shut down. Numerous families found themselves destitute, and food security and nutrition suddenly became priorities.

Seeing the increasing hunger amongst their fellow citizens, many farmers, agricultural organisations and communities made a commitment to do something about it. One such person was Rossouw Cillié of Laastedrif farm in Ceres, who plants 1 200ha to fruit and vegetables all year round, and supplies markets and retailers.


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