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contracted the Umhlaba Consulting Group (Pty) Ltd. to undertake a review of experiences of
emerging farmers and associated support programmes. The study, which was based on
literature review and case studies of six farms, assessed land reform policy, examined the
support programmes and their implementation, and documented experiences of the
emerging case farms. Programmes reviewed included the Settlement Land Acquisition Grant
(SLAG), the Land Re-distribution for Agricultural Development (LRAD) instrument, Farm Equity
Schemes, Municipal Commonage Programmes, Land Restitution and the Comprehensive
Agricultural Support Programme (CASP). Existing practices were reviewed and then
compared with international best practice practices.
The findings of the review indicate that land and agrarian reform programmes demand a
high degree of capacity among implementing and overseeing agencies. The report
proposes a wide range of measures to improve the delivery of support services including:
(i) rigorous selection of beneficiary farmers; (ii) design of appropriate policy incentives;
(iii) improved coordination mechanisms among service providers; and (iv) enhanced access
to technology, finance, farm management skills and market information.
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- Fall '13