COMPREHENSIVE AGRICULTURAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME Parliamentary Portfolio Committee 20 Feb 2008
COMPREHENSIVE AGRICULTURE SUPPORT PROGRAMME (CASP) • DoA initiative to support PDA’s to create favourable environment for emerging farmers • Expand provision of support services for agriculture development. • CASP has six Pillars • CASP accounts for 15% of farmer support budget
Information and Knowledge Management Technical and Advisory Assistance, and Regulatory Services Training and Capacity building Marketing and Business Development On-Farm and off-Farm Infrastructure and Production inputs Financial assistance 6 CASP PILLARS
Farmer Support: Equity vs CASP (R mil) (Source: Treasury Provincial budget Review - 2006/07.)
CASP Expenditure Trends by provinces: 2006/07 vs 2007/08 ending December .