A BLOG DOCUMENTING THE PROJECT
Finding out fast
So if you have ventured a look at our full status quo report you will have seen that it is a document not for the faint hearted - weighing in at well over a 100 pages. So we have extracted the highlights in two more accessible summaries.
Section 1 provides a brief background of the origins of the current CBPEP, EU funded land reform planning initiative in Matzikama Local Municipality. It examines the evolving approaches to area-based planning and the emergence of the current district development model.
Section 2 provides a detailed overview of land and water in Matzikama. It details a variety of different land types
Section 3 highlights some of the impacts of drought and Covid 19 on agriculture, employment and livelihoods in the local municipality. This summarises key findings presented in a more in-depth report which is contained in an annexure.
Section 4 contains rich insights into what is actually happening on the land, as it sets out to profile smallholders and other larger scale black farmers active in the local municipality.
Section 4 provides the foundation for the planning process, helping us to develop a detailed profile of farmers in different settings who have different needs.
Section 5 examines different forms of state support to farmers and provides information on land reform budgets and state capacity to provide support.
Section 6 highlights preliminary findings from a survey seeking to identify current sources of data and information on land, water and agriculture in Matzikama.
You can download PDF files by clicking on the links below:
Planning Pilot facilitator