The impact of loadshedding on the Western Cape agricultural sector

The objective of this study is to provide a description of the energy dependency of the Western Cape agricultural sector on the national grid, within the context of the loadshedding situation, and to describe the on- and off-farm implications and quantify its socio-economic impacts. To reduce and/or mitigate the impact, the study provides recommendations on potential interventions that can be implemented by value chain role-players, industry, and the various spheres of government.


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