Empangisweni Farm - Agri SAAgri SA

Empangisweni Farm

Started by Agribusiness Development Agency (ADA), benefitting Community members in Gluckstad, KwaZulu-Natal.

Why was it started?
To create an enabling environment aimed at growing the agricultural sector and improving market access for black commercial farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs, through intensifying land productivity and maximising value-adding opportunities, thus stimulating job creation and economic inclusion in a sustainable manner.

How was it done?
ADA’s intervention:
• Service of potato machine • Labour payment
• Provision of fertilisers
• Rehabilitation of irrigation system.

How was it funded?
Agribusiness Development Agency

Social and Economic Implications
The project has employed a total of 182 community members (30 male, 50 females and 102 youth), with the potential to employ 150 additional workers.
Creation of employment for the youth from impoverished households.