Afasa calls for a separate agri youth fund, FARMERS WEEKLY
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Existing financing models aimed at rural youth development in agriculture, were ineffective and not serving the needs of the youth. This was according to the African Farmers' Association of South Africa's (Afasa) youth wing, which has called on the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the National Treasury to initiate what it called an agri youth development fund. According to Outlwile Maselwanyana, North West Afasa youth co-ordinator, such a fund would provide tailormade funding models suited to agriculture.