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OVERVIEW

Agriculture The Eastern Cape is South Africa’s top livestock provider.

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ural Enterprise Development (RED) hubs are a key plank in the strategy of the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) to promote food security and employment creation. Small-scale farmers are supplied with equipment, infrastructure and training to help them engage with the mainstream economy. Four new RED hubs in the Eastern Cape have started producing maize and sorghum. The plan to expose smaller operators to the supply chain of big retail companies could be transformative in some areas. The DRDAR wants to increase the province’s GDP by 2% through this scheme. Almost all of the food in South Africa’s shops is produced by commercial farmers. The DRDAR is in the process of putting small farmers on its database. After a grading process, produce will then be sold on to Nicks Food, McCain Foods and Boxer Superstores. EASTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2018

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SECTOR INSIGHT Herbal and other natural products hold potential. • Rural Enterprise Development (RED) hubs are supporting smallscale farmers.

Big infrastructure projects have been undertaken in rural areas of the eastern parts of the province by the Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape Business 2018 edition  

The 2018 edition of Eastern Cape Business is the ninth issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2006, has estab...

Eastern Cape Business 2018 edition  

The 2018 edition of Eastern Cape Business is the ninth issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2006, has estab...

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