Started by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, benefitting 14 families in Kenton, Eastern Cape
Why was it started?
Alleviate poverty and contribute to food security
How was it done?
Government started this project in the area empowering the people in the area that want to farm, providing the resources needed to succeed. A mentor was appointed (Mike Sparg) to assist the farmers They cultivate mealies, potato, and sweet potato selling their produce to retail stores and the community.
How was it funded?
Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
Social and Economic Implications
The families involved in this project were able to generate income and food for consumption. They were also able to employ 27 people.