300 small-scale farmers
South coast of KwaZulu-Natal
How was it done?
Illovo Sugar is the strategic partner chosen by government to implement the RECAP development that has been allocated to Small-Scale Growers (SSG). The initiative has highlighted the critical role of good stakeholder engagement, involving communication with land users and their families, their local communities and leaders, representative cane growing associations and the SA Cane Growers’ Association, together with the broader South African sugar industry and provincial government. Mentorship of emerging growers has also played a key role in the growing success of this initiative, which will ultimately result in significantly increased cane production capacity among this important sector of the industry.
How it was funded
To date, R26 million has been received by Illovo from the government to fund recap projects across all our mill areas.