Question NW2323 to the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

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21 June 2022 - NW2323

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What total number of (a) agricultural extension officers (i) have been employed in (aa) Limpopo and Mpumalanga (bb) the Eastern Cape and Northern Cape, (cc) KwaZulu-Natal and (dd) North West in the past two financial years and (ii) qualified through government-funded bursary schemes in each province and (b) black emerging farmers were (i) provided with extension officers in the past two financial years and (ii) assisted with funding in the past two financial years in each province?

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii),(aa),(bb),(cc),(dd) Agricultural Extension Officers: Please refer to the table below.

(a)(i) employed in the past two years

(a)(ii) qualified through bursary schemes in each province

(aa) Limpopo: 0 and Mpumalanga: 53 Extension Officers were on contract and were permanently absorbed during 2021/22 financial year

DALRRD employed Extension Officers:

Limpopo: 6 and Mpumalanga: 4 on contract for 3 months

Limpopo: 0

Mpumalanga: 0

(bb) Eastern Cape: 21 and Northern Cape: 0

DALRRD employed 3 Extension Officers in

Eastern Cape and 6 in Northern Cape on contract for 3 months

Eastern Cape: 0

Northern Cape: 0

(cc) KwaZulu-Natal:71

DALRRD employed 4 Extension Officers in

KwaZulu-Natal on contract for 3 months

KwaZulu-Natal: 8

(dd) North West:46

DALRRD employed 6 Extension Officers in North West on contract for 3 months

North West: 0

(b)(i),(ii) Black emerging farmers: Please refer to the table below.

(b)(i) provided with extension officers in the past two years

(b)(ii) assisted with funding in the past two financial years

A total of 38 203 smallholder producers were supported over a period of 2020/21 and 2021/22. These are figures as reported by provinces on the Electronic Quarterly Report System (e-QPRS)

Province

2020/21 Smallholder producers supported as reported in eQPRS

Total

 

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

 

EC

0

240

3616

4169

8025

FS

0

0

58

228

286

GP

14

39

116

66

235

KZN

1797

1985

1205

1058

6045

LP

878

 

1927

1512

4317

MP

52

83

282

115

532

NC

0

12

711

298

1021

NW

0

110

95

160

365

WC

16

23

9

13

61

Total

 

 

 

 

20887

Province

2021/22 Smallholder producers supported as reported in eQPRS

Total

 

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

 

EC

753

917

479

3717

5866

FS

0

0

5

98

103

GP

73

37

90

46

246

KZN

0

1849

2259

1894

6002

LP

312

354

286

246

1198

MP

438

198

660

287

1583

NC

0

0

1237

795

2032

NW

0

0

61

182

243

WC

8

20

12

3

43

Total

 

 

 

 

17316

(aa)

Limpopo: 13 444, and

Mpumalanga: 5 100

 

(bb)

Eastern Cape: 18 351, and

Northern Cape: 3 075

 

(cc)

KwaZulu-Natal: 11 984

 

(dd)

North West: 14 356

 
   

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