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February 28th, 2017 / BizCommunity, South Africa

The government unveilled the Operation Phakisa segment that focuses on agriculture, land reform, and rural development. This segment is meant to enhance and transform the agricultural sector while accelerating land reform.

The programme will review existing producer support models and develop finance models aimed at fast-tracking land reform, given the urgent need for government to make progress in food security. The programme seeks to address constraints in ensuring equitable access to land, both towards economic development and agrarian transformation.

“As I mentioned in the State of the Nation Address, government will pursue a number of programmes this year aimed towards land reform and land redistribution, all within the Constitution of the country.

“We have no doubt that this landmark Operation Phakisa on agriculture, land reform, and rural development will assist us in this regard,” said President Zuma. See more