Information for 6338IIED
IPM and the Citrus Industry in South Africa
Report/paper, 20 pages
Agriculture is still one of the largest export industries in South Africa. Citrus is grown for export in a range of regions, including several former homelands which may have the potential to produce 20% of the citrus crop. The citrus sector presents good employment opportunities, particularly for disadvantaged communities, and schemes to establish emerging black farmers with citrus export crops are currently generating much interest. Thus there is potential for the industry to make a contribution to the pressing problem of rural development.