A 2011 World Bank study estimates that environmental wealth accounts for 26 percent of the total wealth of low-income countries. This is contrasted with 13 percent of wealth in middle-income countries and only 2 percent of wealth in OECD countries.
the rural share of poverty fell from approximately 70 percent in 1993 to 57 percent in 2008. This improved household welfare increase is mainly the result of the large increase in social grant expenditure which has been implemented
So they didn’t got jobs or anything, they got on the state welfare gravy train
This vision for our rural citizenry includes better integration of our country’s rural areas, which could be achieved through successful land reform, job creation and poverty alleviation. According to the NPC, the driving force behind this vision will be an expansion of irrigated agriculture, supplemented by dry-land production where possible.
Successful land reform means productive white farms are given piecemeal to blacks who proceed to wreck them and end up practicing subsistence agriculture on a small portion while the rest goes fallow (see Zimbabwe). I expect a retraction of irrigated agriculture.