Microsoft to invest R40 million in South Africa’s agriculture sector to boost sustainability

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Microsoft announced to invest up to R40 million into the South African agricultural landscape in order to boost sustainability in the farming sector.

The funding will also be geared towards using technology to make agriculture a commercially viable, efficient and sustainable activity.

“There is no doubt that South Africa’s smallholder farmers have significant potential to drive growth and employment opportunities, as well as enable other sectors within the country to ultimately drive food security. This makes it critical to invest in the sector to address the challenges they face,” said Lillian Barnard, Managing Director at Microsoft South Africa.