Southern Rhodesia: Farmers Licensing Act 1942

Southern Rhodesia

Farmers Licensing Act 1942

Due to World War 2, the Southern Rhodesian Government needed to increase its supply of food production with the co-operation of local farmers. The farmers were able to use this leverage to pass the Farmers Licensing Act.

The Farmers Licensing Act 1942 meant that it was mandatory for all commercial farmers to buy a farming license. The license was purchased from the Rhodesian National Farmers Union (RNFU). The ensured the Government would have the full support of all farmers and ensured a source of finance.


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