Agri Parks status report; RAMA Communal Property Association update; Adoption of Committee report on Department’s Strategic Plan 2016, in presence of Deputy Minister
Author: Ms P Ngwenya-Mabila (ANC)
The Committee, in the presence of the Deputy Minister, was firstly given a progress report on the Agri Parks. programme, with the presenters going through every page of the presentation in depth, since the documents had arrived late. The Committee was informed that the Department was not running the Agri Parks programme by itself; it was cross cutting and involved other government departments as well as the private sector.
The key principle of the Agri Parks was that the ownership would be 70% smallholders with the state and commercial interests holding 30%. As yet, the concept was not fully developed. The Department wanted to ensure maximised access for all farmers because this was one of the areas that had been a challenge for smallholder farmers.
The Committee’s report on the Department’s Annual and Strategic Plans for 2016 – 2020 were adopted.
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