AGRICULTURE INSIGHTS | 26 JULY 2019 Infrastructure constraints in the business of African farming Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Insights and Events > Infrastructure constraints in the business of African farming Roux Wildenboer Head: Agriculture SHARE 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. Video highlights: 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. Roux WildenboerHead: Agriculture https://cib.absa.africa/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/file_example_MP3_700KB.mp3 Related Articles Agriculture Insights Farmers, Ferraris and harvesting good investments in Africa Farmers might not be driving Ferraris… yet, but there’s no doubt that Agriculture is a continental bright spot. Agriculture Insights Absa extends plans to grow its lending book in African markets Agricultural markets across the continent present opportunities for growth. Agriculture Insights COVID-19 has further reinforced the importance of Africa’s agriculture sector There’s a spotlight on agriculture as the coronavirus pandemic highlights critical sectors that support the continent’s ability to be self-sustainable. Agriculture Insights Crop spraying drones are taking Africa into greener pastures Absa's Roux Wildenboer explores the role technology can play in evolving the Agri sector.