Agri-park project set to take root
Author: Linda Ensor
PLANS to establish agri-parks in the 44 district municipalities around the country are gathering pace, with several government departments participating in the scheme to boost agricultural production and agro-processing output.
The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has been allocated R6bn over the next three years for the project and will draw in financial contributions from other departments and the private sector.
The plan dovetails with the Department of Trade and Industry’s focus on agro-processing to create jobs and boost exports, with some of the planned agri-parks linked with the department’s special economic zones.
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