Boeing, South African Airways Support Farmers to Grow Sustainable Biofuel Crops

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Boeing, South African Airways Support Farmers to Grow Sustainable Biofuel Crops

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Poverty and hunger in South Africa are inextricably linked to the plight of smallholder farmers, who produce most of the continent’s food, but struggle with unproductive soil, unreliable water supplies, low-quality seeds, and scarce markets for their crops. The country is often described as a country of dualities, with first-world and third-world scenarios occurring side-by-side and agriculture is no different, with both commercial farming on a grand scale and smallholder and subsistence farming co-existing. Taking all three into account, nearly 20 per cent of all households in South Africa (2.9 million) are ‘agricultural households’, according to latest census of 2011.

Boeing [NYSE:BA] has launched an initiative with South African Airways (SAA) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to create opportunities for “smallhold” farmers in Southern Africa to grow crops that produce sustainable fuels. This is a program that builds on a global effort by Boeing, RSB and other partners to help farmers with small plots of land gain access to markets for sustainable biofuels and biomaterials.

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