Land Reform

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Agriculture Policy Action Plan in the Pipeline

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Senzeni Zokwana announced an Agriculture Policy Action Plan aimed to benefit the commercial and emerging sector.

The plan was announced during a speech on smallholder farmers and their contribution towards food security.

Draft Spatial Planning Regulations Get Extension

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

A call for comment on draft rules pertaining to the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act has been extended.

The draft regulations were first published for comment in July 2014. The extension notice was published in Government Gazette 38077.

Plans Afoot to Halt Agricultural Land Decline

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Senzeni Zokwana says bold steps are being taken to address the growing decline in high value cropping land.

The minister told the LandCare conference, being held in KwaZulu-Natal, the deterioration of fertile land “poses a major threat to food production and it cannot be allowed to continue unabated”.  He also said “mismanagement of arable land and grazing is threatening South Africa’s natural resource base as well as the national and household food security”.

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