Rural Economy


Rural communities require greater social, economic and political opportunities to overcome poverty.

To achieve this, agricultural development should introduce a land-reform and job- creation/livelihood strategy that ensures rural communities have jobs.

Ensure quality access to basic services, health care, education and food security.

Plans for rural towns should be tailor-made according to the varying opportunities in each area. Intergovernmental relations should be addressed to improve rural governance.


  • An additional 643 000 direct jobs and 326 000 indirect jobs in the agriculture, agro- processing and related sectors by 2030.
  • Maintain a positive trade balance for primary and processed agricultural products.



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