Small-scale farmers, fishers still suffering from Covid impact: study

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Article highlights:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has led to huge losses for small-scale farmers, fishers and traders.
  • These are the findings of new research produced by the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape.
  • UWC’s professor Ruth Hall said small-scale black farmers, many of whom were hindered by a lack of capital and fair access to markets, faced increased input costs, transport, labour and input disruptions, as well as reduced market demand.