Quedusizi Besters Project - Agri SAAgri SA

Omnia Farmer Development

Started by
Omnia, Farm Wise and SAB

Beneficiaries
1 000 beneficiaries

Where
Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal

Why was it started?
Bring agricultural land back into production and develop a new generation of commercial farmers.

How was it done?
Currently maize has been planted on just under 1 500 hectares, with the potential of doubling this in the next season as high-potential land, currently lying fallow or being poorly farmed, becomes available for use. These farmers are also beneficiaries of land reform in KZN and continue to receive support on mechanisation and on contracting for some of the cultivation work on the lands. These farmers enjoy the benefits of receiving a premium on the grain from SAB on the non-GMO crops and the favourable fertiliser financing provided by Omnia.

How was it funded?
SAB/DTI funded

Social and Economic Implications
SAB buys the grain from the farmers