Global Affairs Canada Land Restitution

Started by Global Affairs Canada, benefitting 187 government officials and 132 farmers and community members.

Why was it started?

The objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the government of South Africa to deliver a farmer settlement support program for land reform beneficiaries.

How was it done?

The University of Pretoria executed this project. The purpose of the project is to support sustainable settlement of beneficiary communities through improved governance of the land restitution program. Expected results include: i) an improved government service delivery in pre- and post-settlement support for emerging farmers; and ii) an improved capacity of land restitution beneficiaries to manage emerging commercial enterprises with a specific focus on gender equity. Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2011) include: Ninety-one government officials received training on the restitution context and the implementation of land reform projects. Ninety-six government officials and 132 farmers and members of community organisations received training in community development and gender sensitivity principles. Ninety-four trainers were also trained on governance of community based organisations, and 100 consultative forums and strategic partnerships were developed and implemented.

How was it funded?

Maximum CIDA contribution:
$2 728 185

Social and economic implication

Household income of members of sustainable settlements in the targeted restitution communities increased by 10%.