EMPLOYMENT CREATION FUND
Presented by Burnett Marais
Contents
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Introduction
Purpose of the Report
Objectives of the Project
Results Achieved in 2010/11
Planned Activities 2011/2012
Challenges & Solution
Finance
Project Photos
Introduction
• The Project is the establishment of “organic
cluster for rural development”
which contributes towards job opportunities in
the marginalised rural communities in order to
reduce poverty and unemployment and also
improve the food security for local people.
Purpose of the Report
• Presentation of the Annual Work Plan during
2010/2011
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Results of activities achieved
Achievements
Planned activities for 2011 and 2012
Finance
Project photos
Objectives of the Project
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Livelihood in rural farms
Food security through Green projects
Organic demand is rising at better prices
Sustainable agricultural practice that form LDA
policy
Create 510 jobs (160 permanent)
Impact on 4270 livelihood
Have equipment pool
Common marketing of products- Common
branding
Results Achieved in 2010/11
• Project Management Team and systems in place
• Acquired Assets (mechanization)to support Farmer
• Establish Farms (Fence, Irrigation, Electricity and
Water)
• Build Nursery and compost plant to support local
farmers.
• Pilot Crop production for market acceptance
• Launched the project in February 2011
• Conducted Field Trip for farmers to learn Organic
farming
• Trained Department of Agriculture extension officers in
Organic Agriculture.
Results Achieved in 2010/11
• Extension officers advises emerging and small scale
farmers in communities Organic Agriculture
• Matching and Handholding farmers to qualified
Agriculturalists
• Mobilised & Trained farmers to enter organic farming
• Farmers Trained in (Business Skills and Farm
Production, cooperate governance)
• Produce and Process crops
• Manufacture bricks to construct necessary
infrastructure for farms
Summary of Employment Impact
1. Dichoeung
Co-operative / Institution
name
Magarola
2. Elandskraal
Moepaseromo
3. Phetwane
Phakamaseme
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Nursery, Compost, Training &
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Production site
Farm Establishment
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Village
4. Toitskraal
5. Dichoeung
6. Project Implementing
company
Project Support Office
Employment created
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Planned Activities 2011/2012
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Increase farms from 4 to 10
Increase Employment from 110 to above 187
Train Farm in Skills Development (25 learners)
Train farms to use the developed Farming
System
• Register for organic Accreditation & Fairtrade
Challenges & Solution
Challenges
Solutions
1. Eskom Delays electrification of the
Use diesel generators
farms
2. Neighbouring farms uses areal sprays
Found alternative land far from contamination
3. Farms that do not have alternative Land Identify other neighbouring villages that have
access to land. And also introduce organic to cooperatives that need to go conversion.
4. Delay payment from the funder
5. Certifying Organic company delay on
certification
Delay activities that do not have negative impact
on project progress like skills training for learners
They needed our Co-operatives to start producing
in line with organic stipulations. We will be
re-approaching them again.
Finance
Expenditure
Actual 10/11 Budget 11/12
Budget 12/13
1. Human Resources
2 855 614
3 256 982
3 361 168
2. Equipment and Supplies
7 535 548
840 000
12 000
3. Cooperative establishment , Farm plans
4 768 689
and external Services
1 035 000
375 000
Totals
5 131 982
3 748 168
Approved & Disbursed
% distribution
Total Approved R24 040 000
15 159 850
15 159 850
63%
21%
16%
Nursery
Nursery
Production Plant
Constructing cooperatives
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employment creation fund - Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality