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Land Use and Soil Management


How did LandCare start?

The LandCare programme actually originates in Australia. Back in the early 1980's, small groups scattered around Australia started to realise that environmental problems in their own communities were becoming worse. These groups got together to talk about the damage they noticed and they started taking action to repair it and solve complex environmental problems.

The LandCare programme was adopted in South Africa in 1989 by the National Department of Agriculture and other stakeholders, as an innovative approach for promoting sustainable land resource management. The Directorate Agricultural Land Resource Management administers the LandCare programme under the establishment of a National LandCare Secretariat.