Johannesburg - South Africa's agriculture sector, which has been ravaged by the worst drought in recent times, has seen its input to gross domestic product (GDP) shrink by 14 percent.
This has prompted the Democratic Alliance (DA) to warn food may become “unaffordable”.
DA shadow minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, Annette Steyn, on Wednesday said: “If we do not unite in actively fighting the drought, South Africa's economy will be brought to its knees, placing food security at great risk and leading to unaffordable food price inflation”.
Reacting to the drop in GDP figures released by Stats SA, Steyn said the DA was deeply concerned about the future of the agriculture sector in South Africa.
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