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					Land and Agrarian
Reform Programme


  Progress report
APEX Priority 7 - LARP
Joint project between DoA and DLA
     •PDAs, SOEs & Sector partners




                                                          AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
• 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
LARP FEATURES

• Co-ordinated bottom-up approach/ABP
• Strengthened provincial and district approval




                                                  AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
  institutions
• Ensures Joint planning and advocacy of
  priorities
• Dedicated LARP management & coordination
• Individual projects monitored
 LESSONS LEARNED

• Land Summit recommendations
• Reviews of LRAD and CASP




                                              AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
• Pro-active land reform strategy and area-
based planning
• Agricultural strategy to support ASGISA
LARP TARGETS


• Redistribute 5 mil ha to 10 000 new




                                               AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
  entrepreneurs
• Increase black entrepreneurs by 10%
• Universal access to support
• Increase agricultural production by 10-15%
• Increase agricultural trade by 10-15%
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.




                                                              AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
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 10 000 beneficiaries will include farm workers,
farm dwellers and cooperatives from emerging farmers.
Land Reform Grants

Settlement & Production Land
Acquisition Grant (SPLAG)




                                               AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
Land Reform Agric Development
                (LRAD)

Land Acquisition for Sustainable Settlements
(LASS)


Restitution Settlement Support Grant
              (RSG)
Increase agricultural production by 10-15%

      on the Letsema/Ilema
 Focus

    Going back to the land




                                                  AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
    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
SMALL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Livestock production
    Small holder milk production systems




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

Infrastructure development with special focus
on




                                                                       AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
 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 3 600 ha (250 000 t wheat valued at R1 bil)
• Lusikisiki dryland development
       R500 mil to develop 10 000 ha for livestock and
       vegetable gardens
 EC Asgisa project
       R20 bil over 8 yrs to develop 400 000ha
AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
            CURRENT
            AGRICULTURAL
            SITUATION




                           AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
Annual Subsistence
Annual Commercial
Perennial sugar
Perennial Commercial
Note Silo distribution
AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
MECHANISATION
• Experiences and lessons learned
• No need to reinvent the wheel




                                                         AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
•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 13th June 2008
PROJECTC INFORMED BY
• Need for social/rural development
• Available agricultural production potential




                                                           AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
• 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
Increase black entrepreneurs by 10%

Promote the creation of functional co-
operatives - (― Food park model‖)




                                                    AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
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
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




                                                                     AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
     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
Increase agricultural trade by 10-15%

Promote access to markets
     —Sustain existing markets
     — Open new markets




                                                                        AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
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
CONCLUSSIONS
The recent increase in food prices is unlikely to be a
transitory phenomenon and requires a considered
response.




                                                            AGRICULTURE / LAND AFFAIRS
 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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