The OR Tambo District Municipality through its District Development Agency (Ntinga) has for the past five years been engaged on Primary Agricultural Resuscitation Programme known as PARP. The PARP programme in relation to crop production is made up of two programmes:
- Maize Programme
- Vegetable Programme dubbed “Green Valleys”
The PARP programme was conceptualised to entail provision of depserately needed resources and support in order to promote primarily maize production. It was hoped that through maize production support and funding land owners, farmers and communities will learn or be motivated to use land more efficiently and see the busioness potential form farming.