Set against the raging land debate, For the Love of the Land introduces South Africans to the unsung heroes of the agricultural industry. A diverse crop of farmers from across the country share heartwarming stories, at times surviving generational tragedies that plague our past.
From the farms and agri-businesses who feed South Africa, the book focuses on the power of land to promote nation building and social cohesion by telling stories that are often overlooked by broader society.
A much needed account of our farmers’ commitment to the earth and South Africa, truly saluting the unsung heroes of agriculture – Nick Serfontein, Free State Farmer of the Year, wrote an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, asking him to include commercial farmers in plans for effective land reform.
Set against the backdrop of our heated land reform debate, this book proves that farming is often a labour of love – Gloria Serobe, Founding Member and CEO of Women Investment Portfolio Holdings.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ivor Price is well loved name in Afrikaans TV & radio. He is a TV Presenter, Columnist and Co-founder of FoodForMzansi.co.za. The former SABC2 News Anchor currently presents Landbouweekliks, a popular VIA television show (DSTV channel 147), in which he crisscrosses the country to interview the movers and shakers of Mzansi’s agricultural industry.
For the Love of the Land: Being a farmer in South Africa today is published by NB Publishers