(English) Baya Programme I Gauteng communal farmers - Agri SAAgri SA

Baya Programme

Started by the ARC, benefitting Subsistence and Communal Farmers in Gauteng.

Why was it started?
To steer farmers towards sustainable production and agriculture as a livelihood

How was it done?
New citrus cultivators better suited to local conditions were introduced, the farmers were taught to cultivate coffee, mangoes, lichees, bananas and macadamia nuts.

Social and Economic Implications
The farmers in the community gained the skills needed to generate income as well as put food on the table. The program focusses on developing households rather then individuals, most of the project gardens are located in the backyards of homesteads so that family members can all participate in cultivating crops.