OVER-COMING THE CHALLENGES
CREATING FUTURE FARMERS
Approximately 22 million people in South Africa live on land that falls under tribal authority – otherwise known as tribal land. This land is communally-owned; small allotments are allocated to individuals or families, and larger tracts (or Amasimi) are allocated to those who wish to farm. These ‘emerging farmers’ face many challenges: raising finance in the absence of a title deed, generating income from their tract within their lifetime at the risk of land reallocation, acquiring the skills required to farm anything other than commodities (e.g. maize), gaining access to markets in which to sell produce at fair rates.
We are looking to expand essential oil production on unused tribal land, in order to (1) create employment for the previously-disadvantaged grower, and (2) to help them to establish their own essential oils agri-businesses.
By purchasing our products, you are helping to create jobs in rural areas of South Africa – something that South Africa desperately needs.