Diversifying Incomes and Deepening our Impact
TechnoServe is working with 129 farmers in Nkomazi, Mpumalanga to improve their sugarcane yields and to diversify their production to include vegetables, enabling these farmers to increase their incomes. TechnoServe has developed a comprehensive turnaround strategy for these sugarcane farmers and is setting up a management company structure to support them. With the support of this program, it is expected that these farmers will generate over R4 million over two seasons and will employ 150 people. Loans and markets are currently being confirmed for 15 newly recruited vegetable farming units.