20 June 2022 - NW2116
Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Whether her department provided a certain person (name and details furnished) with the production input costs that go with farm allocation to the farmers; if not, (2) whether her department is considering providing the specified person with production input costs; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date and (b) what are the further relevant details?
1. No. However, at the time of allocation of the farm to this certain person, various movable assets in the form of mechanization, implements and equipment to the value of R6 900 000.00 as well as biological assets (sheep) to the value of R3 933 000.00 with a combined total of R10 833 000.00 were in the register of the farm.
2. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has received a Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP) application through the Western Cape Provincial Department of Agriculture which is being considered for provision of production inputs following its assessment of the farm and the farmer’s needs.
(a) The application is for the 2022/23 financial year. If this application is approved, funds are to be transferred to the Western Cape Provincial Department of Agriculture as per the approved business plan.
(b) The application under consideration is for production inputs to the value of R2 124 270 and maintenance of farm implements at a cost R147 576.