is one of South Africa's richest agricultural areas. Abundant
orchards of subtropical fruit and nuts form the basis of
a thriving agri-industrial sector. Extensive tea and coffee
estates are found in the Lowveld. Other notable cash crops
include vegetables, cotton and tobacco. Agriculture has
also stimulated the ancillary development of a growing range
of processed products, such as fruit juice and concentrates.
Considerable investment opportunities exist in the areas
of processing and packaging of fruits, vegetables and nuts,
as well as opportunities for red and white meat, chicken
eggs and furniture. There is also potential for additional
production of sunflowers, soya beans and maize under dry-land
conditions. Soya beans represent a particularly profitable
investment opportunity with substantial quantities currently
Pre-feasibility studies indicate that peach and almond production
is viable, and research into the viability of cassava and
bamboo production has also been conducted.
Limpopo Provincial Government is facilitating development
of new types of farming and further value-added processing
of products as diverse as dried tomatoes, essential oils,
catfish, goat farming, potato mash and canning, meat processing
and wood processing (furniture).
Contribution to South Africa`s GDP
than 45% of the R2-billion annual turnover of the Johannesburg
Fresh produce comes from Limpopo. The agricultural sector
contribute 7, 5% to the GDP of Limpopo province in 2007.
The agriculture, forestry and fishing sectors contributed
3,1% to the provincial GDP in 2007.
province is also one of the largest producers in South Africa
in terms of production of guavas, bananas, papayas.
Agricultural Opportunities in Limpopo
Macadamia production & processing
• Dried tomatoes processing
• Tomato puree & paste
• Potato canning and mash
• Frozen French fries
• Marula processing
• Avocado processing
• Fruit juices
• Essential oils
• Meat processing
• Wood processing
• Fresh produce market