KZN agriculture project

KZN agriculture project

Winning the tender for this project meant opening an office near Piet Retief in Paulpietersburg and moving a project manager there. Once again we are showing the value of using multi skilled NGOs in development projects.  

This project is being touted as the pilot project for the National Dept of Agriculture and puts Tsogang in a very good position. We hope to expand to better projects in the South of KZN. 

Purpose

This proposal outlines the background of the Empowerment for Food Security Programme and the process leading up to the re-focusing workshop.

Core outcomes of the workshop will be discussed in line with the new focus areas. The ultimate purpose of the workshop is to present a draft plan as a means of unpacking the focus areas. The unpacking process is the foundation for formulation of a generic strategy that can be applied to each focus area from the desktop research phase to implementation, monitoring and evaluation. More importantly, this proposal aims to establish how the new focus areas could be integrated within the EFSP projects to strengthen food security at household level but also to diversify the nature of interventions implemented to date. 

Background

The KZN Empowerment for Food Security Programme is a joint collaboration between the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development and the Government of Flanders.  

The programme began in February 2007 and will terminate in January 2012. The objective is to improve the livelihoods of poor households by creating sustainable access to nutritious food for all household members.  This programme aims to train communities to produce their own food for sale and consumption and in proper food utilisation.  The key result areas of this programme are to:

  • Improve agricultural production, storage and preservation;
  • Improve food utilization and health status;
  • Improve natural resource management;
  • Improve food diversification;
  • Improve food distribution.

This programme is currently implemented in 4 district municipalities, targeting 8 local municipalities:Zululand

  • eDumbe
  • uPhongolo

Ugu

  • Vulamehlo
  • Umuziwabantu

Umkhanyakhude

  • Big Five False Bay
  • Umhlabuyalingana (specifically around iSimangaliso Wetland Park)

Umgungundlovu

  • Richmond
  • uMmsunduzi/uMngeni