Ikhephu Agricultural Secondary Cooperative business plan
2012 - Elliot, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Ikhephu Agricultural Secondary Cooperative seeks to facilitate a set of market led interactions to stimulate the involvement of historically disadvantaged farmers (HDF) in the formal livestock industry in the service area of the 5 Cooperatives, i.e. Tsomo Valley Cooperative, Umthombo Cooperative, Cicirha Ntungele Cooperative, Ithemba Cooperative and Beestekraal Cooperative, that are part of the Cooperative. Such an intervention would be targeted at those communal farmers wishing to farm commercially as well as those who have gained access to land in commercial areas though land reform processes and other means. The total areas is 62 000 ha.
Delindlala Farmers Co-operative’s mixed farm Management and Development
2010 to Date - Indwe, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Managing the development of the Delindlala Farmers Co-operative’s mixed farm (beef, sheep, dairy, vegetables + broilers) near Indwe and the training of the beneficiaries. The project is funded by the EU.
The Delindlala Farmers’ Co-operative is a black community owned farm situated approximately 5 km from Indwe in the Eastern Cape Province. Delindlala emerged out of an agricultural group of 15 members that was involved in communal gardening in Luphaphasi, in the late 1990’s. The group was reconstituted into a legal entity in 2001.
The 2029 ha farm is approximately 10 km west of Indwe. The farm consists of 20 ha irrigable land, 15ha dry land, 5 ha homestead and 1,989 ha veld.