National and provincial government spending on agriculture
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By the end of 2010, the new policy direction for land reform has not been clear. The minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, announced that a Green Paper on Rural Development and Agrarian Transformation, would culminate in a new land policy framework (White Paper) and an omnibus of legislation to consolidate all land-related laws. The Green Paper was due for submission to Cabinet by the end of April 2010. Although the Department made further similar announcements, Cabinet has yet to approve the process and as of December 2010 the Green Paper is yet to be published for wider consultation and public input. The Department said the final White Paper would be completed in 2011. Meanwhile, in September 2010 the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) released the draft of the Integrated Growth and Development Plan 2011-2031 that creates a strategic plan and national goals for the Department. DAFF aimed to have a final sector plan by January 2011.