Enterprise Development

Siyazisiza works with smallholder farmers, through their agri-forums, in rural areas in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga provinces. Our vision is to develop smallholder farms to viable enterprises that are self-sustaining and contribute to the local economy. We develop agricultural enterprises by providing them the following extension services:

  • Start-up capital
  • Field-based training & mentoring
  • Participative production planning
  • Business skills development
  • Inputs and produce transport
  • Farm infrastructure design, installation & maintenance
  • Development of links to markets
  • Climate resilience building

Through project mentoring, Siyazisiza identified a host of challenges facing micro-farmers and in this, realised a need for a more diversified approach to enable the building of increased resilience into small-scale agricultural enterprises in KwaZulu-Natal.