The coronavirus has impacted agriculture and food production around the world. It is also exposing South Africa to an accelerated food-security threat,which requires action now from multiple players, from government to all involved in the food supply chain.

The threat is to South Africa’s beleaguered chicken industry and most likely to others such as the dairy industry, which have been hard hit by dumped imports. It is also a warning to other industries vulnerable to dumping, such as steel, textile and cement.

IOL | Francois Baird |