As unemployment increases and historic job functions cease to exist, Companies are faced with increased risks of social unrest and increasing crime levels.
Those organisations that are highly exposed to rural communities with very little alternative employment opportunities other than at their business, face the highest risk. Community involvement and creation of micro enterprises in their value chain becomes critical. As most industries have declined in the depressed economy, so too will the opportunities in the value chain.
The one industry that remained relatively unscathed by the Covid-19 pandemic was Agriculture. The opportunity therefore exists for Companies, irrespective of the industry within which they operate, to focus on Agriculture.
Agriculture provides the opportunity to establish micro enterprises and sustainable community development. Micro Agricultural projects utilising high end technology is relatively easy to implement and duplicate. Even primary agricultural projects are relatively easy to establish. Skills transfer in Agriculture also enables long term sustainable community development.