December 20, 2021 Whitney van Schyndel

We currently have a programme where we move out farmers from subsistence farming to business farming making them meet the criteria of the living income. Would this be considered as self-employment?

Yes, this should be considered as dependent self-employment, especially if you’re able to demonstrate the offtake of the produce that the farmers are being encouraged to cultivate. This means that if you have offtake contracts, you are bulk buying / identified a buyer for that produce and therefore encouraging farmers to transition from subsistence to more commercial type of farming, we would count that as dependent self employment as they’re working as an outgrower of the programme.