The Fruit South Africa rail transport strategy has been developed to create a sustainable and efficient transport link for the exporting of fresh fruits. The strategy however considers that South Africa needs to develop a cost effective and efficient means of transporting perishable [agri] products from place of production to place of consumption. The ever increasing cost of [agri] harvesting, production and transport in South Africa warrants various forms of strategic intervention. The expanded distances South African [agri] products are transported from place of production to place of consumption; for domestic and international trade, leads to higher inputs costs for producers and higher food prices for consumers. Grand intervention is required to stimulate food production (jobs), decrease food prices, sustain agri business (jobs)  and maintain food security for Southern Africa in general. For more information, click here.