NATIONAL RED MEAT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (NRMDP)

Operational bases: KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape and North-West Province

Sector: Primary Agriculture (Livestock)

The NRMDP project aims to create feedlot capacity for communal farmers in the rural areas. The project enhances the productivity of livestock in communal areas and farmers’ returns. The key driver of the project is an increased income from raising cattle to developing livestock farmers throughout South Africa. The project further aims to use the livestock production and marketing activities of the NRMDP to increase income of these (emerging and communal) farmers and create employment opportunities in local communities, through raising cattle.

The NRMDP focuses primarily on formal markets and systemizing the informal markets. The programme further plays an important role in drought mitigation as a couple of Provinces in South Africa have been declared disaster areas with the recent drought.

The project is available across provinces of South Africa and is funded by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) and the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC). To-date 11 Custom Feeding Facilities operational 12 in Eastern Cape, 2 in Kwa-Zulu Natal and 2 North West. 10 facilities, 2 under construction and 12 planned facilities. Temporary CFP’s have been constructed in KZN and EC as per drought relief.

Contact

Dr. Xolile Ngetu (Programme Manager: NRMDP)

National Agricultural Marketing Council

Tel: 012 341 1115

Email: Xngetu@namc.co.za

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