South Africa

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  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 2013/04/03

The BRICS Corridor: Agriculture and Agro-Processing 

BRICS nations have focussed on agriculture and food security as a key development priority since the very first BRIC summit in 2009.

The BRICS Action Plan 2012–2016, has the following five priority areas:

 

  • Creation of a basic agricultural information exchange system in BRICS countries
  • Development of a general strategy for ensuring access to food for the most vulnerable section(s) of the population
  • Undertaking of measures to reduce the negative impact of climate change on food security
  • Adaptation of agriculture to climate change
  • Enhancement of agricultural technology co-operation and innovation, as well as promotion of trade and investment in agriculture.

 

Though these areas have clear merit in the medium- to long-term, do they address significant short-term challenges? John McIntosh, Executive Director: Advisory, KPMG in South Africa and Lullu Krugel, Senior Economist, KPMG in South Africa, shared their views during the recently held BRICS Summit 2013. Read More.

 

Contact

Contact
John McIntosh
Executive Partner
Advisory
Tel: +27 011 647 6596
advisory@kpmg.co.za