A life changing program
Recently Radio 2000 in South Africa had a live on air interview featuring the program Farmers’ Clubs, where farmers join together to improve the production.
You can listen the interview here.
Farmers’ Clubs in South Africa is contributing to building the capacity of rural small-scale farmers with requisite skills to achieve family food security and organic farming.
Since the inception of the program the women farmers involved have established vegetable gardens, selling the produce to the local agro-dealers. The development has improved the household income and empowered the women to become enterprising whilst living in rural areas.
The Farmers’ Clubs program assists farmers to organise themselves into Clubs. Each of the 2 Farmers’ Clubs projects accommodates a total of 200 farmers. Each Club is made up of 25 farmers.
Farmers participating in the programme are engaged in training where they learn proven farming methods and sustainable agricultural practices. As a group, the farmers explore topics such as Farm Management, Crop Production, and Animal Husbandry. They share their resources, knowledge, experiences and work together to secure farming inputs and marketing.
Read more about Farmers’ Clubs as a concept and how it is building capacity of farmers through various trainings and mobilization.
Humana People to People South Africa is part of the Humana People to People Federation which has presence in 42 countries and has more than 550 development projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America.