Quedusizi Besters Project - Agri SAAgri SA

Gqunu & Ngxakolo

Beneficiaries
146 families, plus 117 pass-on families

Where
Two rural villages in OR Tambo District, Eastern Cape

Why was it started?
To improve the food security of the area.

Date
2012

How was it done?
All project members are men and women who do not have access to regular, secure income and food and who are interested in farming. In April 2012 project members were trained and 61 families received 31 chickens each. Fruit trees and vegetable seedlings were also distributed amongst project members.
In March 2014, Gqunu held a POG ceremony where 50 goats were passed on to 22 POG families. To date, at Gqunu 28 POG families have benefited from 62 goats that have been passed and 18 POG families have benefited from 217 chickens. At Ngxakolo there are 394 chickens that have been passed on to 43 POG families to date and 7 sheep. The project also has two mini-nurseries and an animal run for handling of livestock.

How was it started?
This project is supported by:
• National Development Agency

Social and Economic Implications
Families involved in this project were able to generate income as well as improve nutrition.