Life stock support programme - Agri SAAgri SA

Life stock support programme

Started by The Donald Woods Foundation, benefitting subsistence and small scale farmers in the former Transkei.

Why was it started?
To boost animal health and overall food security in the area.

How was it done?
The programme supplies farmers with cost-price veterinary medication by the dose as well as a person to administer the medication. The farmers can afford taking better care of their livestock, improving livestock quality. There is also an educational component of the programme called farmers’ days. Farmers are given practical demonstrations of farming techniques and methods for improving livestock health.

How was it funded?
The Donald Woods Foundation

Social and Economic Implications
The farmers save money as treatment costs of their livestock are minimal. They are also able to gain more money due to the increase in livestock quality.