Urban Agriculture

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TOURISM AND AGRICULTURE: URBAN AGRICULTURE SUB-DIRECTORATE

This sub-directorate has a mandate of assisting emerging metro farmers, both in the livestock and crop production industry. The type of assistance received is in the form of infrastructure development, equipment and production inputs. Examples of assistance:

  • Fencing, boreholes, irrigation system installation, hydroponics development etc
  • Garden equipment, animal feeding equipment, water tanks, etc
  • Seeds, fertilizers, animal feed (chicken, piggery, cows, goats, etc.)

 

CRITERIA FOR ASSISTANCE:

Food gardens and Crop Production Projects: MUST HAVE

  • An operational piece of land
  • Proof of land ownership (lease agreement for commercial projects/hydroponics tunnels/ Aquaponics minimum 10 years, for food gardens minimum of 3 years)
  • Operating in an area of 1 Ha for food gardens, 1 Ha and above for commercial projects (e.g. Hydroponics/aquaponics)
  • Be a registered entity (land of above 1 Ha)
  • Business Plan (land of above 1 Ha)
  • Certified identity documents of project members

 

 

Livestock Farming and Commercial Projects: MUST HAVE

  • An operational piece of land
  • Proof of land ownership (lease agreement or copy of title deed)
  • Operate in an area of 1 Ha or less for food gardens, 1 Ha and above for commercial projects (hydroponics / aquaponics etc)
  • Certified identity documents of project members
  • Business Plan (land of above 1 Ha)
  • Be a registered entity (land of above 1 Ha)

 

 PROCESS:

  • Application to be filled and attach necessary documents
  • Deliver to the following address:

 

Ø  7th Floor, Kwantu Towers

Vuyisile Mini Square

Govan Mbeki, PE

 

OR

 

Ø  Email: pnmali@mandelametro.gov.za

CONTACT PERSONS:

  • Mr Mzwanele Ngokro – Livestock Production

 

041 461 1461/09 or 082 317 9037

 

  • Ms Nozipho Mkhabela – Crop Production or Food Gardens

 

041 461 1461/09 or 082 371 8985

 

  • Ms Pamela Mali – Secretarial Support

 

 

041 503 7504 or 079 490 0709

 

 

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