The National Land Summit brought together various stakeholders to engage on possible solutions to the subject of land and agriculture. The Summit explored existing workable solutions and models that have been implemented in different parts of the country as a starting point to learn, unlearn and innovate a harmonious narrative of National Cohesion.
Every farm is a struggle for survival. (Tunnel vision, fear)
We have lost our Biblical Christ-centered Creational Purpose
Welfare state and culture of entitlement, secularism,
Antagonistic protests & violence, division & hate.
Aging mentor-base, lack of knowledge transfer
Immigrating know-how, takes generations to replace
Youth unemployment, difficult access to Commercial Agriculture
Broken trust at all levels
Threat of expropriation without compensation
Titling will take 700 years
Farmers receive an average of 10% of sale price
Farmers struggle to remain profitable, mitigating risks
Consumer demands but not paying more
More vertical control raise costs
Rapid growth in up-skill needed precision farming
Closed geographical/commodity/value chain group
Lack of infrastructure enabling environment
Alarming growth of Informal settlements 15-16 Million People
Reform the Agriculture industry’s Christ-centred redemptive purpose.
Regenerative / Restorative Agriculture (Heal the Land / heal the people)
Inspire faith to take action, after hearing from God.
Catalysts towards change of heart / world-view / paradigm.
Sharing and stimulation of innovations, and ideas.
Master-mind-type thinktank collaborate to search for specific solutions.
Unite diversities through relationship.
Showcase stories of hope (Christ-centred models of land reform practise).
Gather relevant scriptural and practical study data, and publish reports.
Build and maintain database of like-minded farmers and individuals.
Communicate frequently information transfer and debate.
Linkages to specialized financial, legal, human, social, government support.
Initiate local collaborative “ilima” HUB/cluster-type initiatives/forums through Father-type leaders.
From a Biblical perspective poverty is defined as relational well being and not in monitory terms. According to the Bible the greatest poverty known to man is:
Laws begin in the heart first: Common Good, Dignity of All, Stewardship
New Nation Agricultural
Farmer / Pastor