Farmers in Namibia and Botswana rejoice due to bans on SA imports

While South African farmers are pleading for intervention on import bans by Namibia and Botswana, it seems that it's excellent news for producers in the neighboring countries, as it will remove some ‘unfair disadvantages’ they have had to contend with.

The two countries, who form part of the SACU umbrella along with South Africa, says their respective bans are to protect local producers and form part of a bigger attempt to become self-sufficient in food security.  Farmers in South Africa, however, maintain that the move is against trade agreements and have called for intervention from government and SACU.


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