Competition from black transporters of agricultural produce was also deemed unfair by white transporters. The system of supports and subsidies of the period became increasingly burdensome to a Government already constrained by international financial sanctions and disinvestment.
Over 80 Acts of Parliament were passed rendering assistance to the commercial farming sector, particularly in marketing. Land As a result of decades of dispossession and racist land laws, land distribution in South Africa is among the most highly skewed in the world, with large capital-intensive farms dominating much of the rural areas.
Finally, South Africa now ranks with countries such as New Zealand and Australia which have the lowest levels of market distortions. These will, however, be partly met through developments to other ports in the region. Simultaneously, as part of wider macro-economic reforms, subsidies on interest rates have been removed.
The National Department of Agriculture NDA has taken steps to eliminate funding of many activities such as subsidies for fencing, the installation of irrigation facilities and the establishment of on-farm infrastructure.
Efficiency objectives also require new approaches, on the part of the Government, in assisting farmers to cope with risks, such as drought, inherent in agriculture section 2. An appropriate definition would then enable the Government to make black farmers the target of various support measures that would improve their access to resources, thus redressing the inequities created by past apartheid policies.
Institutional reforms also included provision of rural credit by institutional agencies like co-operatives, commercial banks and regional rural banks. Finance The Government has taken a number of measures to restructure rural financial markets with the objective of building, from the bottom up, a system of financial services that provides much broader access for all.
Such subsidies have distorting effects and cannot provide a basis for sustainable incomes from farming. Integrated Rural Development Programme is carried out in all the blocks of the country for an integrated development of the rural people.
Until aboutthe total number of farm employees in South Africa steadily increased, but the impact of favourable credit and tax policies encouraged the substitution of labour by capital.
In future, the Government will only provide free services if there is a convincing argument for doing so. It also involves negotiating reductions in protectionist measures in trade policies as well as taking steps to encourage export competitiveness section 2. With regard to land, the policy is to design measures which will contribute to the sustainable use of agricultural natural resources, while recognising that the responsibility for such use lies with farmers and their communities.
Hence, all the policies have been designed to achieve this two-fold objective, Agricultural policies can broadly be divided into three categories e. Accordingly, they believe that smaller and medium-scale agriculture, based upon diversified production, family labour and lower technologies, has little to offer in terms of aggregate production and incomes from farming.
This has been due to inappropriate policies that have inhibited small scale black agriculture from contributing to total output. The Sixth Plan introduced T and V Training and Visit system under which attention was given to improve the educational and technical knowledge in the agricultural sector by linking the agricultural universities and research centres with the actual farmers.
In the s the Agricultural Credit Board ACB was established to give loans to farmers who were no longer found adequately creditworthy by commercial institutions. Rural households However, to determine policy priorities to address poverty and food insecurity, and to assess the role that agriculture can play in the national effort, it is necessary to understand how people in rural areas create livelihoods.
This reduces the implicit subsidy for capital equipment and is intended to favour job creation. Over the following half a century, the support system for white farmers was steadily strengthened. Under co-operative farming, all the farmers pool their land together and practise joint, firming.
To consolidate the experience and achievements, a national agricultural extension project has been launched. Poor rural households combine their resources in a variety of ways to enable them to maintain a minimum living standard.
Meanwhile, in the homelands, pressure on arable and grazing land continued to increase. Even in areas of strategic importance, consideration will always be given to outsourcing if it is most cost effective to do so, and if the quality and reliability of the function is not compromised by purchasing it from sources outside the Government.table of contents – 5 agricultural policies and rural development – a synthesis of recent oecd work © oecd table of contents foreword Agricultural policy in South Africa.
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