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Latest News17 May 2017

Changing lives for the better

Ana Gumende, Adelina Chinda and Paulo Mahlango
Ana Gumende, Adelina Chinda and Paulo Mahlango

Community farming projects are changing lives every day. Bird’s eye chillies have more bite than just the sauces they are added to; they are building houses, buying furniture and opening bank accounts for growers. In the four short years the project* has been on the go, it has completely changed the lives of those involved – for the better, and without exception. read more

The long-term strategic objective of the Community Development Programme is to promote economic growth and development for local communities living adjacent to the TFCAs, based on the sustainable use of natural resources.

This will include the provision of alternative livelihoods, the implementation of viable and sustainable community-based agriculture for food security, alternative energy sources, reproductive health programmes, conservation and tourism-related projects and securing business opportunities arising.

The focus is on improving income and food security as tangible community benefits through partnership-based initiatives.

The menu on the left links to the various community development projects.