South African Farmers, It’s Time to Leave the World Farmers Organisation

As South African farmers, you play a vital role in the nation’s economy and food security. However, recent developments suggest that some organisations might not have the best interests of farmers at heart. The World Farmers Organisation (WFO), led by Dr. Theo De Jager, has a concerning agenda that might not align with the values and goals of South African farmers. Here are a few reasons why it’s time to reconsider your relationship with the WFO and similar organisations:

Connections to Controversial Figures

Dr. Theo De Jager, the president of the WFO, has strong ties with influential groups like the World Economic Forum (WEF), which has drawn criticism for its globalist agenda and influence over national policies (Source). Furthermore, Bill Gates, a key figure in American agriculture, has raised eyebrows due to his extensive land ownership and potential influence over food systems. Given these associations, can farmers trust that the WFO has their best interests at heart?

Theo De Jager and Bill Gates

Promoting Climate Change Policies

The WFO has made clear its commitment to combating climate change (Source). While sustainability is important, their approach seems focused on reducing agricultural output under the guise of environmental protection. This aligns with the broader climate change agenda, which some farmers see as detrimental to their livelihoods and autonomy.

Attempting to Control the Food Supply

A core part of WFO’s strategy is connecting researchers, food businesses, policymakers, and other stakeholders to control the food system on a global scale (Source). The word “stakeholder” might sound benign, but it’s often used to justify top-down control over local agriculture. This kind of control could limit farmers’ independence and place undue pressure on them to conform to external expectations.

Time to Break Free

South African farmers are known for their resilience and innovation. It’s time to break free from organisations that do not align with your values and could jeopardise your autonomy. Instead, focus on building strong local networks and supporting each other. The idea of sustainability should be about fostering long-term growth and resilience, not reducing productivity or imposing unnecessary regulations.

If you’re a South African farmer, consider exploring alternative networks that prioritise your needs and support local communities. It’s time to take back control of your farming practices and ensure that your voice is heard. Let’s rise above the noise and build a sustainable future on our own terms.

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