The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, has introduced Application Form for Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative (PESI) for South Africans Subsistence Producers. This post will show you more about the Programme and How to apply and register online.
This post contains about Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative for South Africans Subsistence Producers 2021/2022, How to apply/register online successfully and Requirements involves.
Presidential Employment Stimulus initiative (PESI)
All subsistence producers are invited to apply for Presidential Employment Stimulus initiative for subsistence producers.
This programme is aimed at sustaining and increasing employment in the agricultural sector. In excess of 75 000 subsistence producers will be supported with farming input vouchers, to
retain self-employment in the sector, while supporting food value chains.
At the event of implementation of the programme, the department will employ unemployed Narysec Youth and unemployed Agricultural Graduates to work as verification officers. This youth employment initiative will support the creation of jobs in excess of six thousand (6 000) temporary jobs.
The support will target vulnerable individuals and groups, and aims to support 50% Women, 40% Youth and 6% Persons with Disabilities. Child-headed households, Farm-dwellers, Farm-workers and Military Veterans will also be prioritised for support through this initiative and are encouraged to apply. Learn More
Requirements for Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative for South Africans
- Applicants should be 18 years old or older
- Have a South African ID, not employed by government
- Currently actively involved in agricultural production and not having received DALRRD support in the current financial year.
- Applicants are notified that only ONE application per household will be permitted.
- Specific targeted commodities that will be supported include vegetables, grains (maize and soybean), sugarcane, cotton, poultry and livestock. Learn More
How to apply/register for Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative
Applications will be through cell phones and through the departmental USSD code1344536#, from any cell phone (irrespective of the cell phone network).
This is a free application process and application forms will be accessible from your cell phone once you enter the USSD code. Application forms will be available in all 11 official languages.
Subsistence farmers must note that the type and quantities of support provided will be limited
to the commodity applied for and the size of the current operation physically verified on site.
The amount of support will range between R1000 and R9000.
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