Quedusizi Besters Project - Agri SAAgri SA



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402 project families

Amatole Basin of the Eastern Cape

How was it done?
All project members have been trained in vegetable production, livestock management, HIV, basic business skills and HPSA values. 13 mini-nurseries have been constructed and on average three types of seedlings are being produced per mini-nursery every month. Families are managing their chickens using the free range system with little supplementation. Eggs produced are consumed, sold and some allowed hatching and producing chicks that will be transferred to new families. Total number of chickens distributed to 252 project members to date is 7 560. So far 480 goats have been delivered to project members.
Project families: 402
Female project members: 286
Male project members: 116
POG project members: 201
Male POG project members: 63
Female POG project members: 138
Total number of people benefitting from the project: 2 010.

How was it funded?
This project is supported by:
• UKAID (Department for International Development)
• National Lotteries Board
• WesBank Fund

Social and Economic Implications
Three hundred and fifty families are currently eating vegetables every week from their home gardens.