Umgibe Farming Organics and Training Institute
Promoting food security with the climate-smart Umgibe vegetable growing system
Umgibe promotes the idea of a sustainable local food system through the cost-effective and environmentally friendly Umgibe growing system. More than 41 local farmer co-operatives have already received access to the system, and Umgibe offers a platform that enhances farmers’ market access, boosting local income generation.
The enterprise delivers organic products to local communities at a reasonable price, while at the same time protecting the environment. Additionally, the provision of capacity building helps farmers to produce and sell more.
Umgibe Farming Organics and Training Institute developed the patented growing system and supports co-operatives, such as with training and market access.
Use-It, an NGO, supports Umgibe by recovering plastic waste used for growing systems, applying composting solutions and providing training.
HeePD is an NGO partnering with Umgibe to train and employ disabled people in organic agriculture.
2017 SAG-SEED Awards is supported by the SWITCH-Africa Green project, which is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union.