AN OVERVIEW OF OPERATION PHAKISA-2017-04-07


Introduction:

  • Operation Phakisa is based on a Malaysian concept which have proven to give excellent results in quick and effective service delivery and development in their own government
  • Phakisa is a Sotho word which means “move quickly”
  • Phakisa is directed by the President and encouraged the speedy production of priorities regarding the National Development Programme
  • Most of the institutions had to avail personnel for 5 weeks to take part in the program
  • Phakisa Process: 
  • Central to the goal of the program was to secure food safety and job creation
  • They made use of world renown experts on all matters
  • Some of the biggest challenges was to eliminate extreme demands and political rhetoric with good research and ideas
  • The successful implementation of Operation Phakisa’s programmes depend on the consolidation of the fragmented actions from government and cooperation from industry players
  • Every Sub Programme include detailed information on:-the goals that needs to be achieved-the institutional arrangements needed to support the implementation of the plans
  • Phakisa Building Blocks
  • -high level implementation plan
  • -the solution design
  • The following building blocks flow through the programme:-Unlocking of financial aid-Improvement of value chain integration-Space re-configuration and the promotion of functional rural development
  • Main Programs: 
  • -Development of skills and capacity
  • -Improvement of coordination of policy and service delivery
  • -Optimisation and management of valuable resources
  • Consists of the following 7 programmes of which they have four sub-programmes:-Horticulture-Labour-Producer support
  • Sub-Programmes:
  • -Rural Development
  • -Land Reform
  • -Live Animals
  • -Grain
  • Every Sub-programme consists of the following:-Challenges that need to be addressed-Institutional collaboration and organization-Goals that need to be set-Key account driversGrain: Sub-Programmes:
  • -Budget
  • -Partner contribution and expectations
  • -Solutions
  • -Programme Summary
  • Integrated Grain Value Chain-to include Small Scale Grain Farmers in to the SAFEX structure
  • Unlocking the funding of Small Scale Grain Farmers-to build relationships between Small Scale Grain Farmers and the Private Sector Buyers to deliver quality grain for the commercial market
  • Establishing a Centralized Grain Information Centre-for research and development, innovation on a comprehensible way to make it more accessible for Small Scale Grain FarmersHorticulture: Sub-Programmes:
  • Inclusive Horticulture Value Chain Attendance-speed up the participation of emerging farmers in the whole horticulture value chain
  • Trade Progress, Maintenance, and Optimization-spread South African horticulture trade potential local and international out from R54.4 milliard in 2015 to R90 milliard in 2030
  • Unlock Water for Horticulture Production-Speed up the renovating of established and build new irrigations schemes-Vaalharts/Taung; Clanwilliam, Makhanti, Ncora

 

Live Animals: Sub-Programmes:

  • Live Animals skills and knowledge development programme-effective and goal orientated support service for small scale farmers
  • Access to established commercial and alternative live animal value chains-to insure the live animals from the small-scale farmer’s genetics qualify them to uphold commercial quality standards
  • National Live Animal Census- a formal live animal census every 5 years
  • Improved Animal Health by Top Quality Animal Health Services-Modernise countrywide Animal Health Services which will have the capacity to take challenges regarding Animal Diseases and Quality Control
  • Fortified Field Management for Sustainable Live Animal Production-sustains field rehabilitation, planting of new grass species, prevention of predation and stock theft.

 

Labour: Sub-Programmes:

  • National Agriculture Work Programme-strengthen the rights and living quality of workers, but grow and transform the sector at the same time
  • Demand driven Public and Private Sector Agricultural skills-provide a specific range of training focusing on the farm worker, youth, and employment seekers
  • Strengthening of compliance mechanisms-awareness campaigns on the rights of workers, implementation of stricter punishment, but also incentives for farm owners who fully comply with labour laws
  • Farm worker Housing and Land Ownership Program-Based on the “SMART village” concept which are title deeds for housing and land for thousands of farm workers and their families forming a partnership between farm owners, farm workers and government.

Land Reform: Sub-Programme:

  • District land reform delivery centres- central point of entry, delivery, operationalisation, lining between land reform plan of a district
  • Speed up the finalisation of outstanding restitution claims- Speed up the finalisation of outstanding claims and ensure the needed assistance to new land owners and thus ensuring that land is driven economically
  • Promote and Protect the rights of people living under uncertain property rights-Improve the living security of farm workers and investigate the security of tenure of people on communal land
  • Accelerated Land Reform and redistribution-obtain agricultural land in rural areas and towns and suburban areas where small farmers can plant vegetables and fruit and can try small scale farming on livestock to add value to food security
  • Financial partnerships for accelerated transfer and sustainable cultivation of land-identify and build partnerships with the private sector to assist in the financing of purchase of land for land reform

 

Producer Support: Sub-Programmes

  • Harmonising of the Legislative Framework for the Agricultural Value Chain-Lining and synchronization of the legislation
  • Redesign Agriculture Development Financing- improve access and affordability of financing and scale dependence of governmental aid schemes
  • Dynamic and Adjustable Business model-strengthen existing and new commodity groups in order to support focused producer support to small scale farmers for assistance to growth
  • Ndimo Desk- Create a centralised virtual platform to connect producers to public and private sector service providers through various communication channels

 

Rural Development: Sub-Programmes

  • Strategic Leadership and Coordination-coordinate development programmes and channel resources to such a way to assist in the growth of income on rural households
  • Complement the roll out of basic services-universal access to the programmes with electricity, water, sanitation, education, and health services for all rural households
  • Rural Enterprise Development-develop rural enterprise and create industrial zones on the countryside in order to promote wealth and job creation

Conclusion:

 

  • The Phakisa document plans does not replace any plans already set out by any sector
  • The Phakisa document acts as support to any plans already set out by any industry holders
  • The Agriculture Sector in broad will in the following months work together on the set out programmes from the Phakisa document
  • It supplies each sector the chance to look through the programmes to further adjust it to fit in with the fast-moving progress within each sector
  • The main document of 364 pages stipulates in detail further, like the research which each programme entails, the rational, partnerships, project plans, budgets and many more.