Government to Train Farmers

Government to train farmers in cost-effective farming methods

The government will train more than 2 000 small farmers over the next year in cost-effective farming methods.

According to documents tabled with the 2012/13 Budget in Parliament, the Estimates of the National Expenditure says that the farmers will also be advised, by the department of rural development and land reform on which crops to plant.

“Improve access to affordable and diverse food by training 2 120 farmers in cost-effective farming methods and advising them on the different types of crops that can be planted efficiently in different areas by 2013,” the document states.

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