Agriculture minister Dora Siliya says government has set aside one million hectares of land for the construction of farming blocks which are expected to accelerate development in rural areas and create opportunities for farmers. And South Africa’s Gauteng provincial minister in charge of economic development and trade Lobongang Maile says it is regrettable that Africa is still facing challenges of poverty despite being endowed with a lot of natural resources. Speaking during a press conference at her office yesterday, Siliya said the farming blocks will be actualised by next year. “We have set aside one million hectors of land in the country, what we are calling farm blocks to try and accelerate development in our rural areas through agriculture so…...

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