North West farmers receive drought relief

2013-11-26 22:38
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Johannesburg - More than 14 000 fodder bags have been distributed to farmers in Mahikeng, the department of agriculture said on Monday.

"Farmers who applied for drought relief in the North West province are continuing to receive fodder as a means of reducing the impact of drought on their livestock," said spokesperson Bonolo Mohlakoana.

She said the distribution started on 19 November and 23 346 farmers had applied for the drought relief.

Farmers with 30 or more livestock had received 14 bags.

In the case of those with fewer than 30 animals, the number of bags was based on framework calculations.

"It is expected that over 100 000 bags would have been distributed by the end of this process," Mohlakoana said.

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