Making an Impact in KwaZulu Natal
KwaZulu Natal has vast areas of high quality agricultural land and is one of SA’s best watered provinces, but maintains high levels of unemployment. This led the KwaZulu Natal Department of Agriculture and Environment (KZNDAE) to partner with TechnoServe to facilitate the utilization of the province’s available resources in order to encourage the development of competent and sustainable smallholder farmers.
The KZNDAE and TechnoServe partnership has provided farmers with access to business advisors, horticulture mentorship, market facilitation and ongoing business development services. Farmers in the Jozini areas have been successfully supplying produce to Massmart and we have started working with farmers in the Vulamehlo and Midlands regions.