Parliament, Wednesday, 7 June 2017 –The Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform today heard the Department of Rural Department and Land Reform presentation on the policy imperatives of the One Household One Hectare and One Household Two Dairy Cows policies.
Given the mandate of government as enshrined in the Bill of Rights that every citizen has a right to have access to food and water, and every child has the right to basic nutrition, shelter, basic health care and social services, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has implemented projects such as the One Household, One Hectare and One Household, Two Dairy Cows.
The Committee welcomes this initiative to ensure poverty alleviation, food security, tenure security and access to markets. It is hoped that rural people will be supported by the department in a sustainable manner, which will ensure that their model of assisting and sustaining households with land and funding for fertilizers, seeds, trading stock, farm infrastructure and operational costs will make a difference to people who are marginalised and disadvantaged.
The Department further told the Committee about its impact in the provinces, with 6 683 households benefitting from 182 sites across the country. It is hoped that this impact will be closely monitored by the Department and the Committee will be requesting regular reports during the course of the year.
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