R1bn set aside for drought relief
Author: SA News
The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Bheki Cele, says a package of just under R1-billion has been set up to assist farmers who are affected by drought in several provinces.
“All provinces are under constant assessment and further declaration has been and will continue to be made as the assessments are concluded.
“It is important to note that other mitigating and risk reduction programmes of government are continuing.
“A total package of just under R1-billion has been approved in addition to the R124-million allocated by provinces to assist the affected farmers with livestock feeds and livestock water,” he said.
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