Umthunzi Farming Community:
Umthunzi Farming Community is a social enterprise that was founded in 2018. Our mission is to economically empower small-scale urban farmers in low-income townships in Cape Town, South Africa. We provide marketing, sales and distribution of organic vegetables and business skills development for small-scale farmers. Through our work, we are hoping to contribute to a thriving, supportive local food system sustained by responsible sourcing.
Currently, the organisation helps and supports 60+ small-scale farmers across the Cape Flats, including areas such as Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Nyanga and Mitchell’s Plain. Farmers have gardens that range from close to 1ha of land to small patches next to their shacks. The focus is cultivate and harvest only the finest organic vegetables and fresh produce.