Helping farmers help themselves
Training in regenerative farming
Opening up access to markets
Supporting small-scale
farmer collaboration

Cultivating Food Sovereignty

We are a non-profit rural development organisation that works with smallholder community farmers and agricultural enterprises in South Africa in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga. We partner with foundations, government, and the private sector to find effective ways to realise the vision of resilient, healthy, and self-sustaining rural agricultural communities existing within vibrant localised economies, in stewardship with the environment.

Market Driven

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


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


We promote a farming approach that honours traditional wisdom, harnesses agroecological principles, and fosters resilience, productivity, biodiversity, environmental regeneration, and social equity.


We’re launching our new Bee Prosperous Programme, funded by the DG Murray Trust, and are looking for young people interested in becoming beekeepers from the Amadiba area of the Eastern Cape, and the Umlalazi area of KZN. 

For information in English, see here.

For information in isiZulu, see here.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, 26th April 2024.

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B-BBEE Level 1 Certified

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 maximise our vision and contribute to sustainable impact in rural small-holder farmer communities.


Agriseta Accredited

Siyazisiza Trust is Agri-SETA accredited for Plant Production (Level 1 & 2) and Horticulture (Level 1). 

This means that our smallholder farmers benefit from quality training and mentoring through our programmes and interventions, as recognised by South Africa’s Agriculture Sector Education Training Authority (Agri-SETA).

Accreditation No. 1428

Where We Work

Siyazisiza Trust currently operates in Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

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Thank you to our donors and partners

We extend heartfelt gratitude to our donors, partners, and strategic collaborators for their invaluable support, interest, and encouragement. Their contributions play a pivotal role in realising rural empowerment and food security through the development of localised economies and community-based initiatives.