RESILIENT & SUSTAINABLE HUMAN SETTLEMENTS
FOOD SECURITY PROGRAMME
In 2019, SQF collaborated with Mondi Zimele with the aim to increase household income and alleviate poverty, either via the sale of surplus produce or by reducing spending on food. The food security programme also set out to provide employment for growers and traders and the potential for growers to work cooperatively to achieve economies of scale and improve access to market. This would be done through a range of interventions targeting subsistence and commercial agricultural projects in the communities.
To date SQF has supported ten local producers with agricultural extension services, fencing and irrigation schemes for small-scale commercial producers. With the assistance from Mondi Zimele, the growers are supported with access to markets and quality control.