Agricultural Disaster Support Fund

FUND DETAILS

Name of the fund

Agricultural Disaster Support Fund for Smallholder and Communal Farmers

Fund administered by

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Type of relief/support

Funding is in the form of a grant

Total size of the fund                                                  

R800m

Who does the fund target?

Smallholder and communal producers

Sector target

All sectors

Minimum amount you can apply for

Not stipulated

Maximum amount you can apply for

R50 000

FUNDING CRITERIA:

  • Smallholder farmers/producers must have a minimum turnover of R20 000 per annum but not exceeding R1m (produce financial records or evidence if financial statements cannot be produced during this lockdown period).
  • South African certified ID copy not older than 3 months.
  • Valid confirmation of land tenure/ownership (title deeds, tribal resolution, permission to occupy, minimum 5 years lease agreement).
  • Already farming.
  • Application form completed.
  • Farming operation able to create permanent and/or seasonal jobs. 
  • In cases where the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) certificate is necessary for the operations, evidence of such to be provided.
  • Proof of access to water for irrigation in case of fruit, vegetables and winter crops (i.e. water licence/rights or proof that it has been applied for, borehole or other sources).
  • Non-Government employees.

 HOW TO APPLY:

PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS FUND ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED, HOWEVER THE VALIDITY OF VOUCHERS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2020.

  • No late entries will be accepted. 
  • Application forms will be available through national, provincial, district and local offices of both the National Department of Agriculture, Land Reform on www.dalrrd.gov.za and Rural Development and Provincial Departments of Agriculture. 
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
For all queries relating to matters relating to COVID-19 within the sector, contact the Department at COVID-19info@dalrrd.gov.za or call toll free 086 024 6640.
PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS FUND ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED, HOWEVER THE VALIDITY OF VOUCHERS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2020.

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