Farming in South Africa is often quoted as being one of the least secure ventures to embark on. The risks associated with farming stems from multiple sources ranging from natural disasters, unfavourable production and market conditions, an undesirable political climate to becoming the victim of crime.
Although many of the risks in agriculture can be mitigated through products and measures such as insurance, diverse farming enterprises, and even spreading your farming activities over multiple geographical locations, it is not possible or practical to proactively manage all risks facing the modern day South African farmer.
The Agri Relief Foundation (ARF) is a newly established non-profit organisation aimed at supporting producers in times of need. The ARF seeks to assist producers, both financially and otherwise, in times of disaster. It is the ARF’s intention to build a strong relationship with South Africa’s agricultural community which will allow them to identify farmers in need.