Farmer Eco Enterprise Development (FEED Africa)
Commercialises emerging eco-farmers and help them adapt to climate change.
FEED Africa’s business model is to commercialise emerging eco-farmers who lack the resources and expertise to participate in the mainstream green economy and to help them adapt to climate change. The ﬁve pillars of the model are: selection of land & people, training, mentorship, operational support, and sales & marketing. Individual farms are often too small to achieve the volumes required by markets. FEED therefore creates a platform where groups of local farmers can share resources, training and access to markets.
Food & Trees for Africa provides extensive training, land, infrastructure, marketing and business support.
Afrisam SA funds Rethabiseng farm development, giving over 50 eco-farmers support to establish sustainable eco-farming businesses.
Kumba Ore funded a 20-hectare bamboo farm and the development of a 4-hectare organic vegetable farm in Thabazimbi.
National Development Agency (NDA) funds new farmers in Lawely, Johannesburg and provides funding to develop a working organic vegetable farm.
The 2013 SEED Awards in 2 South African provinces are supported by the Government of Flanders through Flanders International Cooperation Agency (FICA), which is active in Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa.