Agricultural Education and Training on Crop Producing Rural Subsistence Farmers in the Area of KwaMadundube

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1. RESEARCH TOPIC Agricultural Education and Training on crop producing rural subsistence farmers in the area of KwaMadundube (Stanger, Kwa-Zulu Natal). 2. BACKGROUND The rapid growth of agricultural education and training began during the late 19th century in the United States of America (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricultural_extension). Since the establishment of the democratic South African government in 1994, visionary policies and programs, strategies and Agricultural education and training governance structures have been established (Didiza, 2005). In 2005 (DoA, 2005), the national agricultural education and training strategy was launched with the aim to address the needs of the country’s economy and improvement of agricultural production through quality Agricultural Education and Training. The area of KwaMadundube is located in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Before April 2013, the area of KwaMadundube was not under Municipality (Nhaca and Ngobese, KwaDukuza Municipality-Corporate communications Department). There was no development in any way. It was owned by families who paid money for it. The receipts they received when they bought the land served as certificates so that they could enjoy the privileges enjoyed by white people and served as a right to own the land. These families were forced to change their surnames e.g. Mhlongo became Champion and Khuzwayo became Forbay; so that they would own the land freely as it was during the apartheid era that they bought the

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