Limpopo assists farmers and landowners to get ready for the Winter Fire Season

10 March, 2016

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Limpopo assists farmers and landowners to get ready for the Winter Fire Season

10 Mar,2016Fire Stories

The 2015 Winter Fire Season had the Working on Fire Limpopo participants working very hard around the clock across the Province fighting veldfires which were destroying the produce of the farmers as well as their livestock.

The Tzaneen Team was one of the teams that were working tirelessly assisting the farmers to protect their properties.

As part of getting ready for the 2016 Winter Fire Season, Working on Fire in Limpopo started planning early with all stakeholders such as landowners and Fire Protection Associations in order to ensure that everybody in the province is on the same page in as far as implementing integrated fire management services to get the province ready for the fire season.

The Tzaneen Team and other Working on Fire teams throughout the province have already assisted farmers and landowners with their prescribed burning and manual fuel reduction.

The ZZ2 Farm (famous for tomatoes) in Modjadjiskloof was amongst the farms which were assisted and about 3ha of gum bush was removed. The team did a control burn for the land owner in preparation for the 2016 Winter Fire Season.

With all the preparations done by the participants, FPA’s, landowners and farmers we believe that the goal of reducing fires will be achieved.

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