Att : ALL EDITORS
For Immediate Release
Date: Monday, 03 August 2020
CALL FOR 2021/2022 PROGRAMME/PROJECTS APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING
The North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), together with National Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) calls for 2021/2022 financial year funding applications for CASP and Ilima/Letsema conditional grants. Funding will be based on two departmental prioritized programmes, namely: Animal Husbandry and Arable Farming. Funding consideration will be based on commodity value chain.
Target farmer categories for 2021/2022 funding are subsistence farmers, smallholder farmers as well as commercial farmers.
Applicants will choose to be supported with on and off farm infrastructure, production inputs, enterprise and business development, and farmer training; skills development and capacity building.
For one to apply, one must be having the following:
- Applicants will have to demonstrate keenness to farm and run a profitable business and must be registered on the Provincial farmer database. Other requirements include:
- Valid confirmation of access to land (Tittle deed, Tribal Resolution, Permission to Occupy, Minimum 5 years Lease Agreement)
- Proof of access to water for irrigation projects i.e. fruits, vegetables and other irrigated crops (water license/rights or proof of application)
- Business Plan
- Farming operation should be able to create permanent and/ or temporary jobs
- Where necessary, evidence of relevant commodity authorisations to be provided (Environmental Impact Assessments, Virgin Land Plough Certificates, Aquaculture & Fishing Permits, etc.)
- Application form completed
- Certified South African ID copy; not older than 3 months.
- Non-Government Employees or Political office bearers.
Priority will be given to applicants who are already farming, applicants/farms that have off-take agreements, historically disadvantaged individuals, vulnerable groups (i.e. Youth, Women and People Living with Disabilities), and applicants who have acquired land/farms privately without state assistance, farming and/or agricultural enterprises that are in line with and fit into the Agriculture and Agro-processing Masterplan (AAMP) and to applicants who have never been supported by an organ of state before.
Application forms are obtainable from all Local Agricultural Offices (LAOs) across the province and should be directly submitted back to the Local Agricultural Offices on or before 14 August 2020.
No late, faxed or emailed applications will be accepted. Applicants will be given reference number upon receipt of the application. The department reserves the right to consider any application. Successful applicants will be required to enter into funding agreement with the department. For more information, please visit the nearest Local Area Offices or contact departmental officials on the following numbers:
DR RUTH SEGOMOTSI MOMPATI DISTRICT
GREATER TAUNG LAO: Mr Thaelo Letlhogela 053 994 1975 / 072 794 0787
LEKWA TEEMANE LAO: Mr. Ogopoleng Motshabi 053 994 1816 / 072 772 8973
MAMUSA LAO: Ms. Tuelo Sebekedi 053 963 1339 / 072 781 2345
KAGISANO MOLOPO LAO: Mr. Robert Gasealahwe 053 998 3343 / 072 793 8058
NALEDI LAO: Mr. Tshetlho Makhwana 053 927 2274 / 072 795 0434
TAUNG IRRIGATION SCHEME: Mr Laurens Sephakga 053 994 2238 / 072 794 2568
DR KENNETH KAUNDA DISTRICT
JB MARKS LAO: Mr. Kgwarai Sebokolodi 018 297 5330 / 082 491 0637
MATLOSANA LAO: Ms. Salome Modise 018 462 2023 / 072 811 6971
MAQUASSI HILLS LAO: Mr Kgosithebe Seolwane 018 596 1168 / 072 807 1900
NGAKA MODIRI MOLEMA DISTRICT
DITSOBOTLA LAO: Ms. Cynthia Gonyane 018 632 7400 / 082 949 4381
MAHIKENG LAO: Ms. Seipei Maphage 018 381 1392 / 072 784 2436
RAMOTHSERE MOILOA LAO: Mr. Rueben Moiloa 018 363 3811 / 072 780 2738
RATLOU LAO: Mr. Timothy Molema 018 368 0131 / 072 784 3210
TSWAING LAO: Jonathan Segobola 053 948 0061 / 072 786 2980
RUSTENBURG LAO: Ms. Dineo Mokgatlhe 014 592 4954 / 072 804 2146
KGETLENG LAO: Ms. Dineo Mokgatlhe 014 592 4954 / 072 804 2146
MOSES KOTANE LAO: Ms Pulane Molebethe 014 553 2137 / 082 490 8531
MADIBENG LAO: Mr. Solly Molebalwa 012 709 2606 / 072 815 5485
MORETELE LAO: Mr. David Sebidi 012 714 3902 / 072 808 6784
For further information contact Gontse Padi 066 305 9648
Communication Services Directorate
Enquiries: Ms Emelda Setlhako
Twitter: @nwpg _dard