(English) Small scale ostrich farming - Agri SAAgri SA

Small scale ostrich farming

Started by Martin Fick, benefitting 88 small scale farmers in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

Why was it started?
To establish small scale farmers who are linked to the value chain

How was it done?
With government support Martin mentored a small group of farmers (grouped together). Management support full production loans and a guaranteed offtake agreement was established. KKI got involved providing chicks and buying ostrich.

How was it funded?
Eastern Cape Rural Finance Cooperation(ECRFC) Agrarian Reform
Klein Karoo International (KKI)

Social and Economic Implications
Strong mentorship, sense of ownership. Farmers were grouped together increasing support and communication and creating an economy scale.