LOCAL INDUSTRY

Local tobacco farms are important contributors to the South African agricultural sector.

THE SECTOR

Local tobacco farms are important contributors to the South African agricultural sector. South Africa is currently the fifth largest tobacco exporter on the continent. The various emerging farmer programmes available nationally offer the possibility for the sector to expand and prosper.

“We believe our farmers can fully supply the local market and consequently reduce our reliance on foreign imports. Increasing demand amongst local manufacturers is critical for supporting our communities, creating jobs and increasing our economyā€¯.

– Shadrack Sibisi, Alliance Chairman