Swartland Strategy for 2017 - 2022. Shaping a better future.

 

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Message You Are Replying To Jolene J. wrote:

Tourism, Agri Processing and gas forms part of project Khulisa of the Western Cape government. Tourism, the environment and the economy are intertwined with each other. Agri processing and Agri-tourism plays an increasingly important role in our area. Agri-tourism creates additional jobs - especially considering the drought and input costs of traditional farming that are currently weighing heavy on our farmers. Short term gain through mining (with the majority of the money going out of the region) vs medium to long term gain of developing agri-tourism and increased direct spend in our towns should be seriously considered and weighed up against each other. One of the goals should thus be to encourage Agri-Tourism and Agri-tourism activities AND to protect our environment. Without farms, there is no food. Without food there is only chaos.

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