MEC Desbo Mohono hands over agri-projects to enhance food security, 19 Feb

North West MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development Desbo Mohono will on Tuesday, 19 February hand over R5, 5 million worth of food security projects to two hundred (200) indigent families from the four districts of the province.

This multi-million rand projects are part of departmental food security programme geared at reducing poverty, enhancing agricultural productivity, creating job opportunities, enhancing household income and advancement of rural communities.

Through the food security programme, the provincial Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development realises its constitutional mandate concerning the right to food and the freedom charter clause which advocates for food to be plentiful for all.

Identified families, consisting of unemployed youth, women, the poor and the vulnerable from the four districts will amongst others receive agricultural inputs, indigenous chickens, fruit trees and small stock as well as feed so they can seriously engage in agricultural activities and contribute to poverty reduction at household and national level.

The department will further assist to provide infrastructure for all projects. Each project will be allocated an extension officer to offer continuous extension and advisory services to ensure growth and sustainability.

Source: Government of South Africa