In the middle of South Africa, in parts of the Karoo, up towards the Free State, there is a group of farmers meeting together. They are planning something that is not good. The farmers are saying “we will shoot, we will look after ourselves”. That it is not a God made plan, it is a man-made plan and it will be a disaster.
Posts in Category ‘Agriculture’
I don’t sense that we are going to hear much about agriculture. It will play a low-key role and there are certain reasons, strategically, for that. The Lord is putting a low-key plan in place and he is using a number of individuals jointly to start doing that. He is also using our farming skills and expertise in other nations in Africa. The national agricultural strategists will find this alarming. They are not sure how we are going to provide for food security in the nation. The Lord has a greater plan for South Africa in the long run in terms of the development in the other nations, so we mustn’t be alarmed by it. We must allow what the Lord is doing so that He can ensure a basket and a security for a greater area. The strategy is much greater than little South Africa – a much greater regional area like SADC is to be impacted. We will not be able to impact SA as much as we will do across the borders. This will finally flow back into much greater food security for the entire region.
Research in South Africa: I think that research funders are re-evaluating their funding models. There is a real understanding of how important it is for this nation, so funds will be reallocated to this area and in a sense this will be an area of prosperity. Basic research and even applied research will have far more money available.
I sense such a spirit of peace over the SADC nations and Kenya, even though they have a lot of internal turmoil. The Lord is saying that this is because of the mandate of those nations to be a safe haven. There is specific productive purpose for agriculture- feeding other nations and helping other nations to stabilise. Out of this peace will come a lot of life, which is almost indescribable. This life will be a major thrust that will affect many, many parts of the world. There is a lot of connection between South America and this region of Africa. The Lord is connecting specific people under the radar that will influence both sides making them extremely effective and productive areas, due to the spirit of His peace hovering over these areas.
South Africa is tapering towards the end of a period of window dressing by the government. In 2014 a phase will be entered whereby things will be less sinister. We will not have to ask what the ulterior motives are. The motive behind reducing the number of provinces will not be a sinister motive to gain votes; it will be a very practical thing. We should caution the citizens not to prematurely bad mouth things that are happening, but to firstly discern what the Lord is doing. I feel there will be an increase in persons who have Godly motives in government, following the next election. Some of them are current political figures, but a number of them are waiting in the wings; it seems a slightly younger generation. I feel that it is a very slow start to a restorative process in our nation, but that does not mean that we must hold back from the mandates the Lord has given this nation in terms of Africa. There is a lot more going on behind the scenes than anybody thinks and a lot of good, much more strategic planning and much more inclusiveness. This is not about political point scoring between parties. This is a broadening of what the Lord has showed about the borders and the boundaries breaking down between churches. That was a precursor of Him wanting a flow in and through the broader society and political arena. The will for unity through the joint purpose of our nation is greater than before.
Agriculture is a very humble vocation. It is most often overlooked and it’s importance totally underestimated. In 2012 a start to the understanding of the position of agriculture will be discerned. There will be a reversal of roles. Many people think that mining (for instance) has the ability to unlock economy. Within the African context the establishment of good farming units will unlock the potential ability to mine in certain areas. It is a reordering of things.
First of all there will be the production of food in an area which will draw the people to feed and this will address the ability to mine. It is important that the humble attitude is maintained – working fields humbly and continue pushing through certain barriers with a productive capability.
Cabinet is in a quandary about the state of agriculture in SA versus the land grabbing. They know if they push this to far they are going to leave a hungry nation and that will deplete their ability at the polls to stay in power. This may be a bigger threat to them staying in power than meeting the demands for land transfer. In 2012 a tipping point will come in which they will not overly pursue the demands for land anymore but rather pursue the countries ability to produce food thus ensuring stability. This is probably the issue that concerns them more than any other factor in the country.
Farmers need to go through a period of storage of produce for leaner years and they must stay in the production cycle, not necessarily trying to convert the produce into cash because you and your animals cannot eat money.
Somewhere during 2012 there will be a scare regarding food supply and agriculture (national or international) that will cause the government to change their strategy over agriculture and food supply. The government will also stop the import of certain products. This will cause a lot of controversy (for instance the import of cheap milk that threatens the South African milk industry). Their motivation for taking these steps will be to promote the South African industry rather than importing these products cheaply.
The South African government will also start looking across their borders to other African countries and support, work together with these countries in agriculture and importing and exporting these products within the African context.
Community farming will become bigger and more viable. On the outskirts of townships and rural areas there will be pieces of community ground that doesn’t belong to one person but to the whole community. Individual community members receive allotments on this communal ground on which they can grow their own crops and farm. Government will buy pieces of land and give to the community to make use of it in this manner. Land will not be re-appropriated by giving it to one individual but it will be given to a community and property will be used as mentioned above. Sewage will be used in the farming process in stead of using expensive chemicals. Farmers markets will become more popular in 2012. These markets will not be exclusively for the organic niche market. Small towns will also start up farmers market where locals can come and sell their produce. This will start a small scale economy that makes it affordable for even the lower income people to buy their everyday produce. Some products (like tomatoes and lettuce) will become so commonly available that the big supermarkets will be challenged in their sales of these products. Because of the growth of these small markets and small producers there will be people that move out of the big cities back to the rural areas where they can live off the ground again.
Regarding the fishing industry in South Africa: The government is going to become stricter with regulating fishing. In 2012 certain types of fish that were allowed to be caught in the past will not be allowed anymore. And certain areas where fisherman were allowed to catch fish will be off limits now. The government will be pro active in this regard because of the international situation. Poaching of fish in South African waters will become a big problem and receive a lot of attention in 2012.
Chicken will become a very affordable and successful product. There will be an expansion of chicken farming in South Africa.
South African farmers who is watching the world/government events trying to discern weather or not to plant now or keep their money in the bank or even to immigrate until it is more stable; I feel that God is warning us to keep planting and keep working in 2012 or else there will be a 3 year “famine” within 8 years. We have a choice in 2012 whether it will come upon us or not. Do not hold back and use the opportunities God provides.
Because of the development taking place in agriculture in South Africa, there will be new discoveries in medicine. This will cause an increase in the export of medicine.