DALRRD/Jobs Fund Programme 2021 for South Africa Small Holders Farmers

Deadline: 15 November 2021 by 12h00.

DALRRD/Jobs Fund Programme 2021 for South Africa Small Holders Farmers

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) in partnership with the National Treasury Jobs Fund invites suitably qualified farmers to apply for support from the DALRRD/Jobs Fund Programme. The main objective is to commercialise black smallholder farmers.

Through this fund, the selected farmers must be able to demonstrate expansion and growth in their production and contribute to economic growth through creation of new sustainable permanent jobs and food security.

The targeted number of jobs to be created by the end of the project under this initiative is 1715 new fulltime permanent, 3720 new seasonal and 48 new short- term.

The funding will be provided as 50% grant and 50% loan. The project will be administered by the Land Bank. The farmers are expected to pay back the loan portion at 7.5% interest.

DALRRD/Jobs Fund Programme 2021 for South Africa Small Holders Farmers Minimum Requirements:

• The funding amount will not exceed R5 million and this will be considered per application submitted • Smallholder farmers must have a minimum turnover
of R200 000, 00 (to submit financial records).

• Certified South African Identity Document, not older than six months.

• Tax clearance certificate and business registration documents.

• Submission of a feasible business plan aligned with the informa- tion contained in the application form and the commodity applied for. Business plan to include; the executive summary, background of the farming business, current & planned expansion production;
production means/resources, area under production, type of production (dryland or irrigation), market analysis, existing jobs and jobs to be created through the funding support and detailed 5-year financial projections.

• Valid confirmation of land tenure/ ownership (title deed, tribal resolution, permission to occupy, minimum 10 years lease agreement).

• Already actively farming and indicating of the ability to expand.

• Demonstrate the ability to create new full time permanent, permanent seasonal and short term jobs (provide a one-page summary indicating the number of jobs and the activities that will create jobs, including the salaries and wages that will be payable for those jobs)

. • Only one commodity per applicant.

• Be willing to host and supervise one intern for a period of one year (submit commitment letter).

• Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) certificate where applicable.

• Proof of access to sufficient water use for both current and planned expansion (water license/ rights, borehole registration, lease agreement from relevant
authority). African, Indian and Coloured owned farming businesses will be evaluated in line with the agreed selection criteria and the financial due diligence processes of the Land Bank. Applicants that have representation of women, youth and people with disabilities will have an added advantage.


• Application forms are available at Provincial Departments of Agriculture offices as well as on the DALRRD website: www.dalrrd.gov.za.

• Completed application forms with the supporting documents must be hand delivered to the respective District/Provincial Department of Agriculture Offices within the province where the farm/project is located.

•NB: Upon submission, please ensure you request a unique code as proof of your application (only hand delivered applications will be considered and soft copies are
encouraged over and above the hard copy submission).

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