Agri SA launches water desk to ensure farmers get fair share of precious resource

Agricultural industry association Agri SA has launched a water desk that will be dedicated to helping farmers across the country get equitable access to water, it said on Friday. Several policy proposals could increase the cost of water and reduce the amounts available to agricultural users, Agri SA said in a statement. It said it was therefore crucial that engagement started early, so there could be a fair outcome. Farmers were already dealing with several challenges that included severe …