Abalimi Bezekhaya (meaning farmers of the home in isiXhosa) was established in 1982 a non-profit urban-farming organisation that aims to support individuals and groups from disadvantaged communities in Cape Town through providing facilitation and training of organic food production for nutrition, health, food security and income generation, as well as providing market access.
Our Vision is to support individuals and groups from disadvantaged communities in Cape Town through providing facilitation and training of organic food production for nutrition, health, food security and income generation, as well as providing market access.
Our Mission is to empower the disadvantaged through organic urban agriculture programs and projects. We support our target group’s ability to replicate their success and transform their lives in their urban and rural environments.
Four pillars of development Abalimi provides the following support services, which are the four pillars of development:
1) Training and mentoring, as well as professional extension services (e.g. organisation building, research, soil testing, monitoring and evaluation, management and accounting services).
2) Supply of agricultural inputs for production through the garden centres in Nyanga and Khayelithsa (e.g. manure, seeds and seedlings).
3) Soil and infrastructure capital input, which the farmers cannot build up on their own. This includes the major part of their manure to improve soil infrastructure within the harsh dune sand environment and extreme weather conditions and irrigation infrastructure.
4) Access to market for supply of surplus produce which has been done via Harvest of Hope since 2008.
For more information, visit our website www.abalimi.org.za
or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abalimi.harvestofhope/
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