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EXTENSION RECOVERY PLAN PROGRES REPORT REGENT HOTEL EAST LONDON 4 & 5 DECEMBER 2008.

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1 EXTENSION RECOVERY PLAN PROGRES REPORT REGENT HOTEL EAST LONDON 4 & 5 DECEMBER 2008

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3 Farmer Support and Development Food Security Farmer Settlement Farmer Support Services Farm Worker Development

4 FSD STRUCTURE Chief Director Director Farmer Settlement Director Farmer Support District Managers (6) SMSADOs & ACWs Director Food Security Director Farm Worker Dev

5 FSD in the WC Admin support staff- 27 ACWs - 25 ADOs (Technicians)- 22 SMSs (Specialists)- 20 District Managers- 05 & 1 Acting Sub-programme Managers- 03 Programme Manager offices across TOTAL - 103

6 CHALLENGES FACING EXT. WC There is no model, approach and strategy (revise) Some officials not trained in extension Ext transforming into project management Participatory approach – farmers, land affairs, waters affairs, social dev

7 Cont Ext norms & standards vs curriculums offers - colleges of agric relevance Bench marking post levels & norms and standard Office space – budget of public works, municipalities Standardisation of post levels

8 8 Strategies Forward Strong relationship with CIAT Current linkages – Protein Research Foundation & Potato SA Potential linkages – Fruit, ARC, MPO, RPO, Agris Secondment of staff will be explored Demonstration Training Units (DTUs) Progammed extension approach

9 Strategies continue… Specialised short courses on different commodities On farm practices Exposure to conservation agriculture Soft skills training

10 Specific Goals and objectives Up skilling of ACWs (grade 12) Phase out ACWs – in line with norms and standards of extension ADOs – 2 nd priority Advisors to Senior advisors Specialists Appoint admin support – CASP/LARP/LRAD

11 Recruit & Retain of staff Human Capital Development Strategy Mentorship programme for new staff Bursaries to study – contract agreement Exposure to study tours Interns from CIAT etc. Linkages with commodity group

12 Recruitment positions Already advertised – 29/08/ already appointed Interviews for 20 positions – last week Appointments – December 2008 – February positions

13 Up-skilling 2008/9 – 17 Extension staff part time 2009/10 –10 ACWs full time if admitted 2010/11 – full/part time Bursary Cost = R /staff member

14 Soft skills training 2008/09 – 12 (3 COURSE) 2009/10 – /11 – 45 7 areas of compulsory training (batho pele, protocol, client service)

15 Technical skills training 2008/09 – / /11- 48

16 ICT + Training 2008/ / /11- 75

17 ERP BUDGET BUDGET – R million 32% ICT – R 2.577m 58% Recruitment - R 4.672m 10% Training and Bursaries – R

18 Expenditure & commitments ERP expenditure: R395, Estimation = 2 m R 1.5million – salaries (jan – march) R 1.156million – 8 x LDVs Bursaries – R Instruments and equipment – R Knowledge & info programmes – R4 mil

19 Challenges Difficulty to appoint contract position Building grant into equitable share Support of other program High staff over – 11% Extension data – computerised revolutionary system of support – smart pen pilot

20 RECOMMENDATIONS Provide space for provinces based on challenges and to accounting thereto. Formula of distribution, disadvantaging progressive smaller provinces Dialogue between national and institutions of higher learning

21 Cont..... Permanent allocation of the grant

22 Thank you NDIYABULELA I THANK YOU DANKIE


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