Farmer Support and Development

The Senior Manager is Ms. Lillian Senosi email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The purpose of this programme is to provide support to farmers and rural communities through agricultural communities through agricultural development programmes.

It is structured into three sub-programmes:

Farmer Settlement and Development

Extension and Advisory Services

Food Security

Its strategic objectives are to increase agricultural production,increase the number of smallholder farmers benefiting from agricultural programmes and support to 60 000 food insecure households.

The programme will focus on the following:

Provision of agricultural extension and advisory services on various aspects of production and farm management;

  • Training and capacity buiding of farmers
  • Implementation of CASP and llima/Letsema projects
  • Implementation of the Fetsa Tlala Food production programmes
  • Implementation of the Orange River Emerging Farmer Settlement & Development Programme
  • Support to land holding institutions
  • Implementation of Extention Recovery Programme(ERP)
  • Implementation of Livestock Improvement Programme
  • Support to municipalies for the improved management of commonage land and
  • Support the established and sustainability of Agri-Parks

Farmer Settlement and Development facilitates,coordinates and provides support to smallholder and commercial farmers through sustainable agricultural development within agrarian reform initiatives.

Extension and Advisory Services provides extension and advisory services to farmers.

Food Security supports advice and coordinates the implementation of pillar one of the Intergarated Food Security Strategy of South Africa(IFSS)