These farmers are involved in primary production, they meet the economic unit, they trade profitably and have secured markets with evident potential to expand operation to increase profits. These farmers can be land reform beneficiaries, co-operatives or private entities.
Emerging farmers are those who are keen on agricultural activities and/or in need of support, advice and guidance on the start up processes. For primary level production planning, the farmer will be referred to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). For the assessment of the farm, farmers would be required to liaise with the extension officers from the DARD in their districts for the initial assessment of the farm.
These farmers are young people between the ages of 18-35, who own farms as co-operatives or private entities.
Farmers who are experiencing challenges in meeting their financial obligations, i.e loan repayments, or operational experience etc, to sustain the farm. Farmers can be land reform beneficiaries or private clients.