Use of land to push back frontiers of Hunger and Poverty

H Matlanyane

The ANC welcomes The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform`s approach and commitment to support more than 1 000 deserted and unproductive farms, at the unveiling of the recapitalisation and development programme, at Khuphukha farm, outside Rustenburg, on Friday, 24 February 2012.

This programme is designed to increase agricultural production, guarantee food security, job creation and graduate small scale farmers to commercial farmers in the agricultural sector.

Through the programme, a farm will be funded under close supervision of the department in order to show sustainability going forward.

For the programme to be a success, the ANC appeals to established farmers in the area to share their experience and farming skills with the emerging farmers so as to create a viable environment to promote food security.