WE TRANSFORM AGRICULTURE…
The Siyavuna Abalimi Programme is turning the tide of unemployment by creating innovative opportunities for young people in the Agricultural sector.
Our programmes focus on job creation, skills development, and new opportunities for youth to contribute to the value change in food and nutritional security.
Because Green Skills require higher skills levels, dedicated and structured training as well as longer-term mentorship, our programmes include seasoned agricultural subject matter experts (mentors and experienced indigenous farmers) and the establishment of eco-systems to reduce food-system related challenges and unlock the opportunities for sustainable livelihoods.
WE ARE GREEN!
Siyavuna is making big strides towards ‘green farming’ and all our programme aim for sustainable agriculture. Being environmental stewards requires Seta accredited training, organic chemical free food production, waterwise farming methods, and food processing that drastically reduces food waste.
But we know it is worth the effort because organic farming sustains the ecosystem, improves production and also increases nutrition in food – so critical in South Africa where malnutrition is prevalent.
OUR MODEL IS PROVEN
The unique Siyavuna Farmer Development Model and its farming footprint in KZN is the result of more than 12 years of development, evaluation, research and re-alignment, always in close consultation with our farmers and key stakeholders.
OUR SUSTAINABILITY LIES IN OUR NETWORKS!
We know it takes a whole community to become sustainable, so our model is community based and comprises of an extensive value chain.
Since 2008, our modest food security programme has grown, evolved and thrived to live up to the Siyavuna name which means harvest in isiZulu.
With the help of our investment partners, we have invested in development, research and re-alignment to the lessons learnt in the field.
More recently we have begun focussing further on entrenching our farmers in sustainable agri ventures, expanding our value chains and strengthening our agricultural eco-system.
Small scale agrucultural farming is vitally important for our country.
But there are many challenges that negatively affect agricultural sustainability and the survival rate of small-scale farmers.
(the country recently vacilitated between floods and drought’s) and water scarcity.
“Our goal is to transform agricultural livelihoods and achieve real sustainable development of rural smallholder farmers in South Africa.”
For this to succeed we are focussing beyond subsistence farming for food security.
The future of agriculture is in micro agri-enterprises connected to robust value chains.
We are unlocking agro-processing and niche agricultural supply markets to help our farmers move beyond the farm gate.
PATHWAYS TO IMPACT
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