Under the 15 years ownership rules for RAFS and RASF, a farmer or sugarcane farmer needs to contribute a significant amount of capital to their relevant farming enterprise in order to fulfil the requirements for a [glossary:qualifying farmer:560] or [glossary:qualifying sugarcane farmer:449] respectively.

Generally, outright ownership or financial interest in the farm enterprise and farm operations for a period of 15 years would indicate significant capital contribution.