600 Lillian Ngoyi, Berea Park
Mon - Friday: 8.00 am to 16.00 pm.

Food Security

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FOOD SECURITY

The Farmer Production Support Unit (FPSU) is a rural outreach and capacity building unit that links farmers with markets. The broad tasks of the FPSU include primary collection, some storage, provides some processing for the local market and extension services including mechanisation. In a sense, FPSUs are one of the key pillars on which the Agri-Parks programme is founded. Agri-parks are smallholder farmer/ cooperative-led rural development networks achieving the national goals of inclusive rural development and integration, employment creation, poverty eradication and inequality reduction. Functionality refers to: The FPSUs are located at the beginning of the agricultural value chain and facilitates access to inputs, services and facilities for the benefit of the small scale emerging farmers. The FPSU is brought to initial working state with support into the basic components. (1) Input support; (2) Mechanisation support; (3) Governance structure; (4) Human resources support; and (5) Producer registration.

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