The Colin Forbes Project - Agri SAAgri SA

The Colin Forbes Project

Farm workers

Amsterdam, Mpumalanga

Why it was started?
Empowerment of farm workers.

How was it done?
Colin Forbes is a commercial farmer who allocated 60 hectares of the land he owns to employees as part of an empowerment scheme. Based on the value given to employees by Mr Forbes, Omnia elected to support this initiative as a worthy cause. Mr Forbes mentored his employees. The aim of this project is to assist farm workers to eventually own land, and to enable them to make a living from this as a commercial enterprise. This scheme has been harvesting, on average, 9 to 10 tons per hectare of maize and 3 tons per hectare of soya, which is a commendable achievement.

How it was funded?
Omnia supplied the funds necessary to get the project off the ground.