Farmers battle floods and drought
Farmers in the Western Cape are assessing flood damage, while others battle drought.
CAPE TOWN - As Western Cape farmers are assessing flood damage in the central Karoo, farmers in other parts of the country are battling with the ongoing drought.
Agri-Wes Cape says this week's heavy rainfalls and hailstorms in the central Karoo have had a devastating effect on farmer's crops.
Meanwhile, their colleagues in the Northern Cape and North West are in the middle of one of the worst droughts in decades.
Agri-Wes Cape's Carl Opperman says Western Cape farmers are in the process of sending donations of animal feed to drought-stricken areas.
On Saturday Agri Wes-Cape said this week's heavy rainfall and hailstorms in the Central Karoo have had a devastating effect on crops.
Farmers in Laingsburg, Barrydale, Montagu and Bonnievale have been the hardest hit.
Some farmers in Laingsburg have lost their entire crop.