CDM was hosting an Agricultural information sharing session at Blouberg Cultural Office. The session was held in collaboration with the department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform and Blouberg Municipality in Senwabarwana.
The purpose of the session was to link farmers to market and also promote new emerging farmers. The emerging farmer’s sustainability has a potential to unlock more job opportunities, increase beneficiation in the value chain, boost local economic development and ensure food security in the district.
The district municipality’s foreseeable vision is that the small scale farmers should become major participants in the agricultural sector and be able to provide inputs, motivate emerging farmers and productively utilize much of the land that has remained fallow either through crop or stock farming.
The session that targeted small scale farmers in crop production and stock farming’s objectives were to create a platform for farmers to interact, linkage of farmers to access markets for their production, link farmers to financial and non-financial support from the public and private sector, ensure that farmers enterprise becomes sustainable and stimulate interest in the agricultural sector.