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ECRDA unveils R100 million agro-processing initiatives

ECRDA unveils R100 million agro-processing initiatives

December 9, 2014: A total of 996 landowners in the rural towns of Bizana and Lady Frere in the former Transkei are set to reap benefits from a R100 million agro-processing programme being managed by the Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA) over the next three...

ECRDA records 1 727 ton Ncora harvest

December 8, 2014: The Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA) says it harvested a total of 1,727 tons of white maize at an average of three tons per hectare from the 955 hectares (ha) planted in Ncora near Queenstown in the first season of the R91 million...

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