At the end of December 2014, the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) approached SAFL to conduct a study to determine the status of the organic sector in South Africa, and to identify ways through which smallholder farmers could be supported to enter it. SAFL designed a study consisting of six steps:
-Present findings to date and continue the discussion on ways to support smallholder farmers into the organic sector;
-Develop a concept note for a public private partnership, for which GIZ would make half of the funding available if a corporate partner could be identified; and
-Identify other projects that would be driven by stakeholders within the sector, and possibly further facilitated by SAFL.
Vodacom, the Sustainability Institute, and Naturland all offered presentations on the first day, outlining what they could offer towards future organic projects in South Africa.
For further information, please contact the project manager, Dr Anri Manderson at email@example.com
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