SA invests R6bn in agriculture



June 29 th, 2015

The government has allocated R6bn in the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform to implement agro-parks in 44 municipalities in SA. BD live reported that the project will create 300,000 small farm jobs and 145,000 jobs in agricultural processing by 2020. The Deputy Director-General of Department Leona Archary said that the agro-parks provide networks of contacts between producers, processors and the market. In addition, training for farmers will be provided to obtain optimal results regarding land exploitation. Farmers will hold 70% of the farming land while the state and private sector will share the remaining 30%.

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