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“Income Generating Projects” as a development intervention of government: A case of government funded Agricultural Projects in Limpopo “Income Generating Projects” as a development intervention of government: A case of government funded Agricultural Projects in Limpopo HOT

This chapter describes the role of income generation projects as a development intervention of government. Biographical data showed that there are issues associated with capacity of project beneficiaries relating to age, gender, and highest level passed and training received to manage the project as most of them were ages 55 and above, female and no tertiary education. It also emerged from inputs of participants that although there was no significant income generated (a salary of less than R200 per month to each member) by most of the projects, they do contribute to poverty alleviation as reflected by the ability of project beneficiaries to provide for basic needs of their family through work in the project.Recommendations are that future feasibility studies should take into consideration the capacity and succession in relation to ages and strength of probable beneficiaries;participatory planning and regular engagement with project beneficiaries including planned continuous support and nurturing. Mechanism should also be put in place for participatory monitoring and evaluation.

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Version 2011
Category Grantee research
Author John Mudau, Vhonani Netshandama