Established in 1987, Siyazisiza Trust is a non-profit rural socio-economic development organisation that works with small-holder community farmers and agricultural enterprises to improve their livelihoods, food security and environment.  

We partner with government and the private sector to find effective ways to fight poverty, food insecurity and opportunities to diversify rural household livelihood strategies.

Our vision is of resilient, healthy and self-sustaining rural farmer communities and agri-enterprises within vibrant and localised economies in stewardship with the environment for the benefit of future generations.

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Where We Work

Siyazisiza Trust currently operates in Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the
Eastern Cape, providing support to 67 agricultural enterprises and over 3,000 indirect beneficiaries.

What sets us apart

Market
Driven

We open up access to markets and ensure that our small-holder farmers and their agri-enterprises have the pre-requisite capacity and resources to profitably supply their buyers.

Community-Centred

We strengthen social networks and trust, and promote increased collaboration to enable small-holder farmers to perform collectively and effectively to realise mutual benefits.

Environmentally Conscious

We promote and enable the continued existence of well-functioning ecosystems whose services continue to support the productivity of present and future small-holder farmers. 

Our latest feed...

B-BBEE Level 1 Certification

As an organisation committed to socio-economic redress in South Africa, the Siyazisiza Trust is a proud B-BBEE Level 1 contributor.
We are constantly seeking to identify potential partnerships and to collaborate with like-minded individuals and organisations to find effective ways to maximize our vision and contribute to sustainable impact in rural small-holder farmer communities.

Recent posts

Fresh Mindset for a Fresh Harvest

Fresh Mindset for a Fresh Harvest

Where it operates, the Siyazisiza Trust (or, Siyazisiza) seeks to confront young people’s indifference to…
Agro-processing: The Future of rural agricultural development

Agro-processing: The Future of rural agricultural development

In the face of climate change, Siyazisiza is committed to the value chain development of…
Climate Resilience is integral in Siyazisiza's Small-holder Enterprise Development Initiative

Climate Resilience is integral in Siyazisiza's Small-holder Enterprise Development Initiative

Intensified droughts, water shedding and government-sanctioned water tanks paint a picture of doom and gloom…

Our donors and partners

We acknowledge with very sincere thanks, the support, interest and encouragement from our donors, partners and strategic
collaborations, who contribute to the realisation of rural empowerment through localised economies (community based efforts).