South Africa

Siyavuna Abalimi Development Centre

Unlocking the rural smallholder farmers dream.

Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here: 

http://www.siyavuna.org.za/
https://www.facebook.com/SiyavunaKumnandi/

Describe in detail what your Organisation does: 

Siyavuna Abalimi Development Centre vision is to enable rural sustainable smallholder farmers through skills and enterprise development. Rural smallholder farmers in South Coast of KZN are trained to grow chemical free (organic) fruit and vegetable and commercial value crops for own consumption and for income generation. Our chemical free produce is marketed under our own Kumnandi brand and in sold to various local restaurants on the South Coast and to the Health niche market in Durban.

How long has your Organisation been operational? 

10 Years.

In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation? 

Linking our farmers to sustainable markets.

Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words: 

Listen Look Learn.

Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them? 

SaveAct, Siykwasi, Siyasisiza,

If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be? 

To elevate the economic profile of rural farmers, through social enterprises and innovation.

In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack? 

Business Skills.

Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation? 

Do you homework, don’t reinvent the wheel. Rather collaborate with other, than starting something new from scratch.

If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be? 

Lack of recognition and support from all tiers of government. We are effectively doing their work!

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links: 

IDC Funding, Lotto funding, Third runner up in the Trialogue Donors Den 2018

Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use? 

Helpful Perseverant Innovative

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