Roux Wildenboer addresses physical infrastructure’s impact on the Agri sector and the challenges it presents
In this instalment of the 2019 Absa Insights Series, Roux Wildenboer, Head: Agriculture, Absa CIB leads a panel discussion with Hendrik van der Linde, Coverage Banker, Secondary Agriculture, Absa CIB, and Ray van Rooyen, Coverage Banker, Secondary Agriculture, Absa CIB, discussing how available infrastructure constrains growth in the agricultural sector.
- Farmers who are looking to expand into African countries and who are interested in diversifying their operations must understand the complexities that await them.
- Many rich agricultural zones are far removed from infrastructure and processing plants.
- The challenges that farmers face in neighbouring countries to South Africa include poor roads, huge distances between cities, the cost of diesel, storage facilities, marketing and service delivery.