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GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT MODEL FOR THE SMALLHOLDER SECTOR SMALLHOLDER DEVELOPMENT PRODUCERS ENGAGEMENT SESSION 15 MAY 2014 1.

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1 GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT MODEL FOR THE SMALLHOLDER SECTOR SMALLHOLDER DEVELOPMENT PRODUCERS ENGAGEMENT SESSION 15 MAY

2 SETTING THE SCENE  Growth = refers to the numerical increase in the number of smallholder producers farming sustainably.  Development = refers to the process of maturing and progression of the smallholder producers to become competitive and participate in all economic activities of the agriculture sector.  Parameter = refers to a measurable factor that can help in defining a particular situation. A parameter is an important element to consider in evaluation or comprehension of an event, project, or situation 2

3 POLICY FRAMEWORK 3 Food Security Policy New Growth Path National Develop ment Plan CONSTIT UTION Strategic Plan for Small Holder Support Fets a Tlala Smallholder Developme nt Norms and Standards Agricultur al Policy Action Plan

4 NDP (National Development Plan) Provides a broad vision for overall economic & social development which integrates economic, demographic, social, environmental & governance elements into a coherent framework. Increasing of smallholder producers to Talks about vision

5 NDP (National Development Plan) The National Development Plan (NDP) identified agriculture and rural development among the key pillars for the creation of employment, economic growth and poverty reduction in South Africa. Job creation and agricultural productivity are needed to address food security at household level in rural areas. Smallholder producers are placed at the center of achieving the national goals as they have potential in reducing poverty, food insecurity and stimulating economic development in the country. 5

6 NGP (New Growth Path) Prioritises employment creation & equity while doing more to facilitate growth. It is intended at creating a more agile & responsive developmental state and to also mobilise economic stakeholders around common national aims. Also talks to expanding to And it is vision

7 OUTCOMES Outcome 4 – Job creation Outcome 7 – Vibrant, equitable food security for all Increasing the number of smallholder producers Agrarian reform Food security Outcome 10- Conservation of natural resources 7

8 WHAT IS THE RESPONSES 8

9 SPSS (STARATEGIC PLAN FOR SMALLHOLDER SUPPORT Smallholder producers are defined as those producers who “produce food for home consumption, as well as sell surplus produce to the market”, meaning that earning an income is a conscious objective, as distinct from ‘‘subsistence/resource-poor producers’’ who produce mainly or entirely for own consumption, as well as from ‘‘commercial producers’’ who are defined as large scale. The reason for introducing an initiative to support smallholders is that there is evidence to suggest that this is an area in which there remains much untapped potential to create economic opportunities, especially in rural areas where poverty is concentrated. 9

10 SPSS (STARATEGIC PLAN FOR SMALLHOLDER SUPPORT The Strategic Plan for Smallholder Support (SPSS) aims to coordinate, align and avail all programmes that target support and development of smallholder producers towards achieving optimum utilisation of resources for sustained food security and economic returns. The SPSS six main mechanisms or approaches that it pursues in parallel in order to improve support to the smallholder sector: i) improved planning and investment coordination; ii) Massifying investment in skills; iii) initiating a stronger and more coherent approach to partnerships; 10

11 SPSS (STARATEGIC PLAN FOR SMALLHOLDER SUPPORT iv) revising and refining infrastructure and mechanisation support programmes; v) scaling-up scheme-based interventions; and vi) phasing in and expanding systemic interventions. 11

12 APAP (Agricultural Policy Action Plan)  APAP seen as that platform, a ‘consensus’ document and process between the sector, civil society, labour and government.  An important element of APAP, is its capacity to properly diagnose the constraints faced, and identify required interventions.  In this way APAP must be able determine the policy requirements and practical interventions to develop rural spaces and the sector, within the context of ‘employment-driven and equitable economic growth’.  APAP thus seeks to provide both a long-term vision, and focus interventions on a 5-year rolling schedule, to be updated annually.  The elements underpinning of APAP speaks to:  Equitable growth and competitiveness  Equity and transformation  Environmental sustainability  Governance 12

13 2. Growth & Development Model for SHD Sector Outputs Policy - SPSS - SH Development Policy Institutional - SDWG - NSPES - Project Management Unit 2. Indicators - No of subsistence producers graduating to smallholder - Database of baseline - No. of producers receiving comprehensive support - No of SHP accessing land - Incr in no. of value adding activities - Incr in number of graduates - Increase in PPP initiatives - Increase in accessing of formal markets - Increased yield and improved quality - Information Manage System Stakeholders/ Role Players - PDA - DRDLR - Commodity Groups - Research Institutions - Funding Institutions - Goverment Depart - Parastatals - Smallholder Producers - Commercial Farmers - Farmer Organizations 1. Increased No of producers - Supporting documents - Assess the SHP sector - Improve support to subsistence producers - M & E 2. Improved Support to SHP - Strengthen relations with Key Stakeholders - Identify implementation challenges (review programmes) - Enforce remedial activities or strategies - Provide Comprehensive support - M & E 3. Incr. Sustainable production - Provision of suitable farmland - Comprehensive support - Training on natural resource management - M & E 4. Incr. Job creation - Comprehensive support - Strengthen relations with stakeholders - Strengthen relations with SHP - Encourage participation in value adding activities - M & E 5. GDP contribution - Comprehensive support - Strengthen relations with stakeholders - Strengthen relations with SHP - Encourage participation in value adding activities - M & E 6. Increased value chain participation - Comprehensive support - Strengthen relations with stakeholders - Identify opportunities or niches - M & E Key Deliverables INCREASING NUMBER OF SMALLHOLDER PRODUCERS - Ensure provision of support to SHP - Grow the number of smallholder producers Targets Baseline of by 2014 – Outcome 7 output by 2020 – New Growth Path output Total of SHP by 2020

14 3.Model for Growing a Sustainable Smallholder Sector 14 Institutional Arrangements Provision of adequate support Stakeholder Involvement and Roles

15 4.Parameters for the growth and development of smallholder producers OutputActivityParameters 1. Growth of the smallholder producers - Increasing the number of smallholder producers - Number of “subsistence” producers progressing to smallholder (i.e. gradual progression from subsistence to smallholder and start- up producers accessing land for production) - Smallholder producers active in farming 15

16 Parameters for the growth and development of smallholder producers, continued OutputActivityParameters 2. Development of the smallholder sector 2.1 Increasing job creation - Farm workers employed permanently - Farm workers registered with the Department of Labour - Farm workers earning a decent minimum wage 2.2 Increasing and improving food production - Training received on aspects of production - Hectares under production - Acceptable quantity marketed - Acceptable quality marketed (90%) - Environmental friendly farming practiced - Farming experience gained and knowledge acquired 2.3 Increasing participation in value adding activities - Training on SA-Gap certification or related training - Accessing formal markets - Value adding activities taking part in - Access to and utilization of agro-processing infrastructure 16

17 Parameters for the growth and development of smallholder producers, continued OutputActivityParameters 2.4 Increasing contribution to the GDP - Accessing formal markets - Limited reliance on government support - Participation in value adding activities - Project/ Company registered with DTI (paying necessary taxes) - Company registered with the Stock Exchange 2.5 Increasing participation in social responsibility activities - Produce donated (WFP, schools, crèche, etc) - Experiential training provided 2.6 Improving provision of support- Comprehensive support received - Conditional support provided (exit strategy, signed agreement on availing project’s audited books and other required documentation) - 17

18 WHAT ARE THE FINDINGS  To grow a sustainable smallholder sector would require the coordination of stakeholders and role players, the availing of adequate resources and creation of an enabling environment by government.  This entails that the legislative (policy) environment regarding smallholder is sound and implementable and other necessary institutional arrangements (i.e. systems and processes) are also in place to plan and manage activities efficiently and effectively.  Although the factors for the sustainable growth and development of the sector, with focus being on the smallholder producer, are paramount, identifying or setting up parameters relating to the growth and development of the smallholder producers is equally vital.  Setting up of smallholder producer growth and development parameters is critical to ensure that the growth and development can be tracked, measured and evaluated. 18

19 KEY REFLECTIONS  How can we improve provision of support to the different categories (i.e. SP1 – SP3) of smallholder producers. What are the parameters (how do we know someone is sufficiently supported)? - Extra support to top up CASP, Ilima Letsema, etc to support the smallholder producer required? - How do we ensure (what are the steps needed to ensure) efficiency and effectiveness of the support for the growth of the sector (e.g. conditional support – producers must be supported on condition(s), minimum criteria for SHP, what is the contribution of the SHPs themselves etc) How can we increase the number and quality of smallholder producers? Number – e.g target; Quality - progressive and not stagnant 19

20 KEY REFLECTIONS  How can we improve participation of the smallholder producers in value adding activities and also increase contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). What are the parameters which should define each phase? The role of government and of the SHP (i.e. how do we know we have achieved)? e.g. Parameter for quality of smallholder producer – relevant farming experience and knowledge 20

21 KEY REFLECTIONS  How can we improve SHP’s sustainable production – e.g. CA, Organic farming? Still maintain acceptable yields? How do the SHP see themselves creating more job opportunities and maintain those opportunities? A road map/step by step route (with phases – phasing out non sustainable production methods) that will promote sustainable production to increase job opportunities. Creation of job opportunities? What are the parameters 21


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