Extended Covid-19 relief for small-scale farmers

Submitted by socpro on Mon, 11/02/2020 - 17:01
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Adjusted from 16 April 2020: COVID-19 Disaster Agricultural Support Fund Voucher: The main objective of this support is to complete the current production cycle in an effort to ensure adequate food production and supplies.

The targeted beneficiaries are smallholder and communal producers with a turnover between R20 000 and R1 million per annum. 50% women, 40% youth and 6% people with disability will be targeted. The Funding is a grant and the voucher system will apply in partnership with distributors and manufactures of these inputs
and the grant shall not exceed R50 000 per farming operation.

The South African Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development (DALRRD) set aside R1.2 billion (US$ 64 million) to support distressed small-holder farmers.

The validity period for the fund has now been extended to 30 September 2020. Initially, the vouchers were valid until 30 June and the Mmnister had extended it to 31 July 2020.

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