The overall objective of the project is “to develop a united and cohesive national civil society strategy to address climate change impacts on the land tenure and farming systems of small-scale farmers in South Africa”. This project aims to better support small-scale farmers in South Africa to become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. This includes both fieldwork support in rural communities in KwaZulu Natal and the Northern Cape to explore appropriate local responses to climate change, and supporting civil society engagement on land, agriculture and climate policy required to better facilitate such responses at a national level.
This project, which is co-funded by the European Union, is being implemented by a consortium of five organisations:
The Association for Rural Advancement (KwaZulu Natal)
AFRA is a land sector NGO working primarily with farm dwellers and labour tenants in the uMgungundlovu District of KZN and beyond. AFRA is the project co-ordinator.
Indigo Development & Change (Northern Cape)
Indigo is an NGO working in the Northern Cape with extensive experience in climate change adaptation and related training.
Heifer Project Southern Africa (KwaZulu Natal)
HPSA is an NGO working in the agriculture sector. HPSA is one of the coordinating partners of the DALRRD funded Goat Agribusiness Programme which covers an extensive area of land under traditional authorities in KZN.
Institute of Natural Resources (KwaZulu Natal)
INR is an NGO working across the agriculture and climate change sectors, with a specific focus on co development of interventions to reduce environmental degradation.
Farmer Support Group (KwaZulu Natal)
FSG is an outreach arm of University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) working with smallholder farmers and farmer cooperatives and associations in communal areas in KZN.