LAND REFORM

Description

Land reform and the related transformation of the agricultural sector have been a major focus of policy debate and design over the last two decades. Since managing the 1995 Land Reform Pilot Project in KwaZulu-Natal, Lima has been actively involved in many key aspects of land reform and post-settlement support.  We remain at the forefront of development methodologies, institutional restructuring, technical training and farmer support, and our land reform activities include beneficiary verification, community consultation, business planning, investor mobilization, farm management strategies and improved governance.

Lima is involved as strategic partner with five farms in the Vryheid area, for which we have appointed a full-time agricultural facilitator, supported by a team of professionals, providing hands-on management and advisory services for cropping, livestock and forestry enterprises.  Lima’s land reform division also provides post-settlement support to four citrus and subtropical fruit estates, two livestock farms in Limpopo, three eco-tourism projects and a sugar estate in Mpumalanga, as well as an eco-tourism development in a community-owned nature reserve in Eastern Cape. A dedicated community development facilitator is also assisting Mondi with the establishment of agri-villages in Piet Retief.

Funders

Lima’s land reform and post-settlement support activities are funded by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, Regional Land Claims Commissions, Mondi Forests, Limpopo LED, the Siphulele Tenbosch Trust, GTZ  German Technical Cooperation, the National Development Agency, Agri-SETA and the Citrus Growers Association.

Geographic Area

Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape

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