Surveying Commercial & Subsistence Agriculture


At the last count agriculture employed twice as many people as the mining sector and about four fifths of the number employed in the manufacturing sector. Together with domestic work, farm work is often seen as employment of last resort, a quasi-formal sector on the fringes of respectability. Much has been done since 1994 to improve job security, working conditions and, since 2003, pay for farm workers, but inadequate farm data allow only the sketchiest tracking of this process.