|Overview : |
- INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
1.1 South Africa’s agriculture and agro-processing sectors has experienced aggregate stagnation in employment, production, and growth largely due to weak macroeconomic and market condition as well as the lack of inclusivity in players participating in the value chains leading to concentration of wealth and deepening dualism.
1.2 The sector remains highly prioritised by government, business and labour partners for its contribution to food security, and potential for reducing poverty and inequality. The government in partnership with its social partners, that is labour and business, are in the process to formulate new strategies and plans to re-imagine the industrialisation of agriculture and agro-processing sectors to stimulate new jobs, inclusive growth and development.
- 3The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in support of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) would like to solicit an expertise of a suitably qualified individual contractor to analyse socio-economic impact of different growth strategies and structural reforms in the agriculture and agro-processing sectors.