The LandCare programme is a community based and government supported approach to the sustainable management of the utilisation of agricultural natural resources and was conceptualised by the South African Government in 1997.

The LandCare programme is being implemented in all nine (9) provinces of the Republic of South Africa (RSA).

The overall vision of the LandCare programme is to optimise the productivity and sustainability of agricultural natural resources in order to achieve greater productivity, food security, job creation and a better quality of life for each and every citizen of RSA.

The LandCare programme is currently one of Government’s key programmes that address presidential outcomes 4, 7 and 10. This programme has an array of economic, social and environmental opportunities for citizens of RSA.

Since the inception of the LandCare programme, The Northern Cape Department Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has spent R 75 462 000.00 and implemented 174 LandCare projects to date. These LandCare projects focused on four (4) aspects of the programme namely: WaterCare, SoilCare, VeldCare and JuniorCare.


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