MAYOR CLLR uMntwana NDABUKO ZULU SUPPORTS OVER FORTY (40)EMERGING LOCAL FARMERS THROUGH THE GRAIN CROP PRODUCTION PROGRAM.
AMAJUBA-It was established through the Agricultural Development Plan that Amajuba District Municipality, has a huge potential for grain crops production, especially Yellow-Maize.
The soil, temperature and rainfall patterns provide for a conducive environment for yellow-maize production in the Amajuba District,
Corn is the oldest crop that the people of the district are accustomed to and understand more than any other crop. It has remained a crucial crop for both staple diets and animal feed and continues to play a significant role in terms of food security provision.
It is against this backdrop that the Honourable Mayor Cllr.uMntwana Ndabuko Zulu along-side the portfolio chairperson Cllr.Lihle Mthembu , Councillors and Senior officials from the Planning and Development Services handed over yellow seed crop to six (6) local emerging farming entities with a total of 41 beneficiaries on 17 January 2023.
The hand-over was successfully done through the Grain Crop Production programme which forms part of the IDP and Local Economic Development Strategy designed to assist emerging farmers in the district.
Issued by Amajuba District Municipality Communications Unit