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Fresh produce markets a lifeline to put food on tables

Municipal failures have resulted in decline in quality of facilities

National fresh produce markets play a vital role within SA’s food chain, acting as the anchors for price formulation of fresh produce. Suboptimal and poorly maintained facilities therefore represent a significant risk to the wellbeing of all stakeholders, and especially consumers.

There is growing concern over soaring food prices, worsened by worldwide instability. Renewed commitment to getting these markets back up to standard thus represents a huge opportunity for stakeholders to work together to ensure that consumers get the best quality fresh produce at the lowest possible costs...

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