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1 Land and Agrarian Reform Programme Progress report

2 2 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 2 APEX Priority 7 - LARP Joint project between DoA and DLA PDAs, SOEs & Sector partners To fast track sustainable land and agrarian reform To ensure alignment of activities between Agriculture and Land affairs To create a one stop centre for service delivery

3 3 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 3 LARP FEATURES Co-ordinated bottom-up approach/ABP Strengthened provincial and district approval institutions Ensures Joint planning and advocacy of priorities Dedicated LARP management & coordination Individual projects monitored

4 4 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 4 Land Summit recommendations Reviews of LRAD and CASP Pro-active land reform strategy and area- based planning Agricultural strategy to support ASGISA LESSONS LEARNED

5 5 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 5 LARP TARGETS Redistribute 5 mil ha to new entrepreneurs Increase black entrepreneurs by 10% Universal access to support Increase agricultural production by 10-15% Increase agricultural trade by 10-15%

6 6 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 6 PILLAR 1 – LAND REDISTRIBUTION  2,5 million ha will be delivered over the year ending March 2009, the other 2,5million ha for the 2009/10.  These targets have been disaggregated per province  The Land reform Grants have been revised to facilitate land acquisition, in the light of increases in land prices.  Additional posts (1220) have been created for the required capacity at provinces.  The beneficiaries will include farm workers, farm dwellers and cooperatives from emerging farmers.

7 7 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 7 Land Reform Grants Land Acquisition for Sustainable Settlements (LASS) Land Reform Agric Development (LRAD ) Settlement & Production Land Acquisition Grant (SPLAG) Restitution Settlement Support Grant (RSG)

8 8 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 8 Increase agricultural production by 10-15%  Focus on the Letsema/Ilema  Going back to the land  Encouraging people to work together Improved efficiency of production Expansion of production areas Increased livestock numbers and crop yields Use of high yielding varieties (crops); breeds (animals) of superior qualities Increased access to production inputs

9 9 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 9 SMALL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS  Livestock production  Small holder milk production systems  Improve on quality of livestock in the communal areas  Crop production  Vegetables, grains (wheat and maize)  Horticulture – Citrus production  Other cash crops  Soya production

10 10 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 10 LARGE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS  Infrastructure development with special focus on  Rehabilitation of irrigation schemes  Identified projects  Taung/Vaalharts irrigation infrastructure ( To revitalise poor water distribution and leaky canals.R2,2 bil to provide irrigation for ha ( t wheat valued at R1 bil) Lusikisiki dryland development R500 mil to develop ha for livestock and vegetable gardens EC Asgisa project R20 bil over 8 yrs to develop ha  Mechanisation  Encouraging enterpreneuship for people who can hire out tractors – Tractor recapitalisation programme  Ensure that local communities have capacity to service tractors

11 11 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 11

12 12 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 12 CURRENT AGRICULTURAL SITUATION Annual Subsistence Annual Commercial Perennial sugar Perennial Commercial Note Silo distribution

13 13 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 13

14 14 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 14 MECHANISATION Experiences and lessons learned No need to reinvent the wheel Thrust – to create entrepreneurs Ensure that capacity is built in local communities to service tractors Look into the possibility of bulk purchasing Embark on a “ Tractor recapitalization programme” – agreed on by HOD’s on the 12 and 13 th June 2008

15 15 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 15 PROJECTC INFORMED BY Need for social/rural development Available agricultural production potential Infrastructure revitalisation/maintenance requirements Demand for food and fiber Available/new markets Increased international demand for food High food prices provide development opportunities Value adding opportunities Processing and product enhancement opportunities

16 16 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 16 Increase black entrepreneurs by 10%  Promote the creation of functional co- operatives - (“ Food park model”)  Promote the development of Agro-processing areas nearer to primary production areas.  Promote value addition of food or  Promote post harvest storage and preservation of food  This initiative will be done in partnership with the dti, private sector, ARC, CSIR other institutions

17 17 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 17 Universal access to support  Creation of a one stop centre to synchronise grant approval for land acquisition and support —Alignment between DLA and Agriculture (approval of projects) —Institutional arrangements for joint planning at local level —All financial services co-ordinated at one stop shop  Developing support Norms & standards for basic services e.g —Primary animal health care —Basic Plant health services —Access to plant genetic resources —Access to laboratory services —Quality control of products

18 18 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 18 Increase agricultural trade by 10-15%  Promote access to markets —Sustain existing markets — Open new markets  Review legislation which hampers access to markets —Quality control services which are focusing on exports only need to be broadened to include imports (Most of imports of agricultural products go for manufacturing) This means that International trade Directorate should work with quality control unit to harmonize this).  Increase the credibility of the South African SPS certification systems —Harmonize activities for certification – focus also on SADC —Establish a traceability system for both animal and plant products

19 19 AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS 19 CONCLUSSIONS  The recent increase in food prices is unlikely to be a transitory phenomenon and requires a considered response.  Agriculture has been neglected in recent decades as illustrated by the decrease investment in government spending on agriculture  The negative impact of climate change on food production in many areas  Impacts on food supply and demand, commodity prices  must invest in increasing short-term agricultural production as well as long-term support to the sector  clarify the contribution of futures markets to the price hike


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