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Government is planning to focus its efforts to help smallholder farmers to increase their access to markets in the year ahead. Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said this when she briefed media on the International Cooperation, Trade and Security Cluster’s plan of action for 2017.

South Africa’s agricultural, forestry and fishery exports increased by 18% last year to make the country a net exporter of products in this sector. The briefing came after President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address on Thursday, 9 February.

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