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Title: KEY DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMMES TARGETING WOMEN


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  • KEY DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMMES TARGETING WOMEN
  • June 2015

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1 The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011
Women in Agriculture A review by Food and
Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
  • The report documents the following evidence on
    gender gaps women face in agriculture and rural
    development-
  • operate smaller farms, on average only half to
    two-thirds as large
  • keep fewer livestock, typically of smaller
    breeds, and earn less from the livestock they do
    own
  • have a greater overall workload that includes a
    heavy burden of low-productivity activities like
    fetching water and firewood
  • have less education and less access to
    agricultural information and extension services
  • use less credit and other financial services
  • are much less likely to purchase inputs such as
    fertilizers, improved seeds and mechanical
    equipment
  • if employed, are more likely to be in part-time,
    seasonal and low-paying jobs and
  • receive lower wages for the same work, even when
    they have the same experience and qualifications.

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Key massages of the report
  • The report shows how agricultural policies and
    programmes aimed at closing the gender gap can
    also generate significant gains for the
    agriculture sector, food security and society as
    a whole.
  • - Women comprise, on average, 43 percent of the
    agricultural labour force in developing countries
    This average share ranges from 20 percent in
    Latin America to 50 percent in Eastern Asia and
    sub-Saharan Africa. Their contribution to
    agricultural work varies even more widely
    depending on the specific crop and activity.
  • - Women in agriculture and rural areas have less
    access than men to productive resources and
    opportunities- The gender gap is found for many
    assets, inputs and services and it imposes costs
    on the agriculture sector, the broader economy
    and society as well as on women themselves.

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  • - Closing the gender gap in agriculture would
    generate significant gains for the agriculture
    sector and for society. If women had the same
    access to productive resources as men, they could
    increase yields on their farms by 2030 percent.
    This could raise total agricultural output in
    developing countries by 2.54 percent.
  • - Production gains of this magnitude could reduce
    the number of hungry people in the world by 1217
    percent. The potential gains would vary by region
    depending on how many women are currently engaged
    in agriculture, how much production or land they
    control, and how wide a gender gap they face.
  • - These potential productivity gains are just the
    first round of social benefits that would come
    from closing the gender gap. When women control
    additional income, they spend more of it than men
    do on food, health, clothing and education for
    their children. This has positive implications
    for immediate well-being as well as long-run
    human capital formation and economic growth.

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  • Policy interventions can help close the gender
    gap in agriculture and rural labour markets.
  • Priority areas for reform include
  • eliminating discrimination against women in
    access to agricultural resources, education,
    extension and financial services, and labour
    markets
  • investing in labour-saving and productivity
    enhancing technologies and infrastructure to free
    womens time for more productive activities and
  • facilitating the participation of women in
    flexible, efficient and fair rural labour
    markets.

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  • - Female farmers produce less than male farmers,
    but not because they are less-efficient farmers
    extensive empirical evidence shows that the
    productivity gap between male and female farmers
    is caused by differences in input use.

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2. KEY PROGRAMMES TARGETING WOMEN BY THE
DEPARTMENT AND RELEVANT ENTITIES INTENDED TO
BENEFIT WOMEN.
  • Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
    Female Entrepreneur Awards (DAF FFEA) is a
    departmental programme which seeks to correct the
    skewed participation of women in the sector by
    acknowledge, encourage and increase the equal
    participation of women, young women and women
    with disabilities in agriculture, forestry and
    fisheries activities.
  • The programme has become the empowerment platform
    that recognizes the entrepreneurial skills of
    women, youth and people with disabilities in the
    sector and their involvement in the countrys
    economic transformation.
  • The programme is a joint venture between DAFF,
    provinces and other key stakeholders and
    manifests in the form of annual female
    entrepreneur awards events.
  • Total Southern Africa has been the main sponsor
    of the awards since inception in 1999. Over the
    past 16 years the initiative grew to enjoy the
    sectors attention as the unsurpassed reward for
    women in agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

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  • A total of 80 women were rewarded for their
    efforts and recognised for their contribution in
    the sector. The winners are awarded with prize
    money and DAFF is persuading that the substantial
    amount of the award should be used towards the
    development of their enterprises. The winners are
    furthermore exposed to a training and
    capacity-building programme that addresses their
    needs such as financial enterprise management,
    AgriBiz and Making Market Matters etc.

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2.1 AgriBEE Fund
  • AgriBEE Fund is a Fund that draws from the
    AgriBEE Empowerment Charter for its scope, thus
    the entire agricultural value chain such as
    production, processing, marketing and
    distribution.
  • It seeks to promote the entry and participation
    of the previously marginalized groups, including
    black women, in the entire agriculture, forestry
    and fisheries value chains, through provision of
    funding for equity deals, acquisition of
    Interests in agriculture, forestry and fisheries
    entities and enterprise development (small,
    medium and micro enterprises).
  • A total of 2 240 women have been assisted through
    the AgriBEE Fund.

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2.2 Micro Agricultural Financial Institutions of
South Africa (MAFISA)
  • Micro Agricultural Financial Institutions of
    South Africa (MAFISA) is a financial scheme that
    seeks to address financial services needs of the
    smallholder farmers and agribusinesses.
  • MAFISA provides capital (loans) of not more than
    R500 000 per person to enhance agricultural
    activities through the purchase of production
    inputs (fertilizers, seeds, pesticides, animal
    feed and remedies etc.) and small equipment and
    implements (Knapsack spray, wheel barrow, spades,
    etc.).
  • Considerations are made to ensure parity when
    implementing this financial scheme.
  • A total of 7100 women were supported from March
    2009 to date which is 36.6 of the total
    beneficiaries.
  • The enterprises funded are sugar at 60, 6.3 in
    livestock, 0.1 in grapes and the balance is
    divided into various crops included is grain,
    vegetables and citrus.

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2.3 The Comprehensive Agricultural Support
Programme (CASP)
  • The Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme
    (CASP) aimed at providing post settlement support
    to the targeted beneficiaries of land reform and
    to other producers who have acquired land through
    private means and are, for example, engaged in
    value-adding enterprises domestically or involved
    in export. 
  • The CASP framework pronounces that 70 per cent of
    the CASP infrastructure grants should be
    allocated to food production initiatives (crop
    and livestock production) in support of Fetsa
    Tlala programme. Since inception of the programme
    to 2014 the programme supported 473 542
    beneficiaries and women accounted for 42.

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2.4 LAND CARE
  • The LandCare Programme, Deploys labour intensive
    mechanisms within its project implementation
    under the SoilCare, VeldCare and WaterCare
    themes.
  • The labour intensiveness of the LandCare
    Programme is among the best in the country, being
    above 30 of the project allocations going to
    labour wages and other allocations used to
    advance the skills development of the
    beneficiaries.
  • The programme remains the key driver in attaining
    green jobs within the framework of a green
    economy, thereby addressing the presidential
    outcome on job creation.
  • The programme is targeting to achieve 874 000 job
    opportunities, which is equal to 3 800 Full-time
    Equivalents (FTEs), over four years
    (2013/14-2017/18)
  • During the 2015/16 financial year, the programme
    is targeting 900 FTEs.

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  • The FTEs targeted by the programme reflect almost
    299 000 man days of a person working for the
    entire year.
  • This presents huge job opportunities for many
    unemployed people, particularly youth, young
    girls included to have decent work for 230 days
    of the year and be paid in line with EPWP labour
    ministerial determination.
  • The programme has a potential to create three
    times the number of jobs owing to its
    well-established community-based natural resource
    management and governance systems if additional
    funds could be added to this programme.
  • The programme is currently among the best
    programmes in terms of EPWP, with an allocation
    of R115 million a year even outcompeting most of
    the multimillion rand programmes. In the 2014/15
    financial year a total of 1152 women benefitted
    from the programme.

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2.5 Departmental statistics
  White Female   275
Coloured Female 177
Indian Female 30
African Female 2200
2682
White Male 236
Coloured Male 280
Indian Male 22
African Male 2613
3151

Gender
Female 2682
Male 3151

SMS
WHITE MALE 6
COLOURED MALE 7
INDIAN MALE 0
AFRICAN MALE 49
62
WHITE FEMALE 9
COLOURED FEMALE 4
INDIAN FEMALE 3
AFRICAN FEMALE 27
43
   
   
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2.6 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAMME
  • Executive Development Programme (EDP)
  • - To enhance the capacity of our leaders six
    (6) SMS members have enrolled for
  • EDP. They are attending via the National
    School of Government which has
  • contracted North West University.
  • Advanced Management Development programme
  • - Fifteen (15) employees who are involved in
    managing and leading other
  • employees towards the achievement of
    departmental objectives will be trained.

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2.7 BURSARIES, LEARNERSHIP, INTERNSHIP and ABET
  • Bursaries
  • - Ninety three (93) women were awarded
    bursaries to study during 2015/16
  • Learnership
  • - Eight (8) learners have enrolled for a
    Learnership in Animal production
  • Internship
  • - Hundred and fifty two(152) woman are
    part of the Internship programme for
  • 2015/16.
  • ABET
  • - As a way of eradicating illiteracy seven
    (7) employees were encouraged to
  • to participate in ABET.

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2.8 Short courses
  • One thousand nine hundred and sixty eight (1968)
    employees will attend
  • short courses in order to address the skills
    gap in relation to their work
  • which requires immediate intervention.

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END
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