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ECO- AGRICULTURE EXTENDED LANDCARE PROGRAM. BACKGROUND POLICY FRAMEWORK STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES LANDCARE PROGRAMME ELEMENTS LANDCARE THEMES LANDCARE APPROACH PROGRAMME ROLL-OUT VISION FOR LANDCARE IN SA NEW APPROACHES/ STRATEGIES ENABLING ENVIRONMENT NATIONAL PROJECTS. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Slide 1BACKGROUND
NEW APPROACHES/ STRATEGIES
Document ‘Implementation Framework for the Landcare Programme’.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
BACKGROUND CONT
The Landcare program is on course towards attaining its goals, impl. prov through DORA
Increase in number of projects (469) and community participation
Several hectares of land has been rehabilitated
Temporal jobs created
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
POLICY FRAMEWORK
The program has to meet other sectoral policy directives such as:
The Microeconomic Reform Strategy (MERS)
The Expanded Public Works Program (EPWP)
The core elements of the agric sectoral plan
The program needs to meet international conventions that have been ratified by Parliament (i.e. MDG on FS, Poverty,WSSD)
Emphasis will be on skills development as articulated in the EPWP
The initiative will link policies and strategies of other spheres of government and numerous government departments involved in poverty alleviation.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
To expand the secondary enterprise phase of the landcare program
Add value to farm operations and create sustainable and quality jobs
Will be achieved through development of agritourism , eco-technology and green lung strategies
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
Capacity building of local communities and support staff;
Awareness programme;
Watercare – initially targeted Limpopo Province, on the management and restoration of irrigation schemes;
Veldcare – initially targeted Northwest Province,on the promotiion of sustainable grazing systems that improve production,has since spread ie Zamani project;
Soilcare – initially targeted KZN, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga,on the promotiion of sustainable production systems addressing depletion of soil fertility and soil acidity.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
LANDCARE THEMES CONT.
Juniorcare – promotion of food security at homes and at schools, awareness of sustainable agriculture, formation of youth clubs and small projects, must join the mainstream project funding mechanism and;
(Small) Community Grants OUTSTANDING SUCCESS- improves the ability of resource-poor communities to manage land, water sources and vegetation in a sustainable and self-reliant manner.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
LANDCARE APPROACHES
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
New improved assessment criteria for Landcare projects;
Facilitated annual national Landcare strategic planning, plus Provinces and the Landcare Secretariat;
Supported development of M&E system and project cycle system with two toolkits; and
Helped develop a national Landcare research strategy.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
SAQA accreditation of a national Landcare Facilitation qualification under the PAETA, development of course and Learnership;
Produced Landcare Skills Development Toolkit to guide access to courses, qualifications and Learnerships
Training of course accreditors and course providers.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
Produced capacity building strategies and plans, including post ISDA plan;
National staff had 2 750 days of capacity building courses, workshops & other training events;
Provincial staff had 29 000 days of same;
three interprovincial study tours, & four provincial tours;
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
Poverty Relief and Infrastructural development Funding used for the programme.
1998/1999 R25million
1999/2000 R20million
2000/2001 R25million
2001/2002 R25million
2003/2004 R40million
Year Total Ex-SPRA Labour Other
2004/5 R78 m R60 m R3 m R15m
2005/6 R67 m R64 m R3 m R0
2006/7 R71 m R68 m R3 m R0
2007/8 R75 m R72 m R3 m R0
2008/9 R79 m R76 m R3 m R0
Total: R355 m R340 m R15 m R x m
R10 m of DoA,+ R5 m by Kzn & Limpopo , Donor funding from Ausaid.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
VISION FOR LANDCARE IN SA
Development and implementation of systems of land use and management that will sustain and benefit individuals and communities both presently and in future.
Establish a sense of community stewardship and ownership towards the sustainable use of the natural resources, especially for agricultural production.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
Further institutional development within provinces and ownership of Landcare from management down to grassroots level.
Promoting the concept of partnerships in funding involving the landcare group, and local,provincial and national government.
Continued roll-out of capacity building programme that will enhance the skills of all partners active in Landcare.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
Green Lungs / Urban Agriculture – Project will assess the potential, scope & feasibility of promoting the sustainable production of agricultural products in urban and peri-urban areas.
The Department of Agriculture together with the Provinces is implementing 111 projects of which some are continuing and the rest are new all funded with R70 million, in 2004/5.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
Desire for urban population to experience rural environments
Creating sustainable job opportunities as part of the expanded public works program
Benefits
Educate public about the importance of agricultural ecosystem and its contribution to economy and quality of life.
Enhance the appeal and demand for local products
Foster regional marketing efforts
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
AGRITOURISM CONTINUE
Co-coordinating and linking policies and programs
Establishing supportive organizational structures and processes
Promoting product quality and identification
Promoting local involvement and alliances
Facilitating local product development and marketing
Research
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
Conservation agriculture
Combating land degradation and improvement of land productivity
Mitigating against greenhouse gases and climate change, and the promotion of carbon sequestration
Reduction of soil contamination and water pollution
Promotion of rain water harvesting systems
R3 Million will be set aside to achieve this objective
Eco-technology, in field water harvesting, household water harvesting, green lungs i.e. fruit trees and home gardens, soil systems to increase microbes activity.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
GREEN LUNGS
Household food security
Income generation
Nature conservation
Reversal of urban migration: Join LRAD & become commercial farmers in rural areas
Reclaiming, revitalizing and renewing urban environments.
R2 Million is allocated to this component.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
PARTNERSHIPS
Government will foster partnerships between the private sector and farmers in order to identify market and product development opportunities.
Key players are:
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1. Public awareness and understanding of sustainable resource use 2. Community empowerment, skill and entrepreneurial development 3. Support for integrated forums and networking 4. Capacity building programme
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DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
Landcare International
South Africa is participating in the African chapter initiative for Landcare International
SA hosted an International workshop session during the second National Landcare Conference
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE
Thank you
Bonga Msomi

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