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LandCare Programme

Through its LandCare programme, the Department continues to optimize productivity and the sustainability of agricultural natural resources by promoting community participation in sustainable land use and its management. Community based projects amounting to R42 million were implemented in the 2019/2021 financial year and over 1000 EPWP jobs opportunities were created. In the current financial year, the Department will implement community-based projects under LandCare to rehabilitate agricultural land and create over 1100 EPWP job opportunities. Over and above community-based projects, the programme will also fund in-school initiatives under the JuniorCare Programme. The programme will also be able to create awareness for the various environmental days like World Wetland Day, Water Week, World Desertification Day and Arbor Day. The LandCare programme also provides accredited training to its beneficiaries. Over 500 participants will receive training in chainsaw operation, health and safety, first aid and mixed farming. An amount of R53 million has been set aside to ensure the implementation of the LandCare programme interventions for this financial year.

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