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ISOLOMZI FEVER Friday, 20 February 2009, p. 3

Investors

visit

projects

Mnquma

in

Babaiwa Ndlanya

POTENTIAL

Investors joined

Accelerated

Shared Growth initiative of South Africa on the

(ASGISA)

in

two day thp

a

organisations

to

view

sugar beans project Their aim was to

assess whether the farmers are

achieving success

in

this project.

Three projects from the district were

visited. The

include Theko, This

Zingqayi

year.

Since

in

villages and

December maize

then, the

life, she said.

a

Banjwaludaka.

last

has

grown well and is to be harvested in May or June. One of the farmers, Nobejile

said that they

expecting

The Chairman of

Geaba project had changed

good yield

said that the

are

this

year.

buy seeds, they were not going

results. We have

Now

because

of

our

ASGISA Eastern Nkony

is confident that its three pronged strategy for sustainingthese

eni,

anywhere.

is

Cape Projects, DrArchie

lives for the better because before they used to plant maize but because of a shortage of money to their

Muquma

district planted 900

hectares of maize

food for our families. This

her husband,

Hutterworth

maize and

six

Gcaba, who owns four hectares with

projects is delivering the necessary

whose

this

targeted rural

communities,

are 300

lands

hectares

larger, and are consistently

project, we have a hope that we will

or

never struggle again, she said. She

looking

added that their maize crop had promised a good harvest this year. Gcaba added that the money they

yield as well as develop skills within

is being pay school fees for their sell maize and buy children. We

are

getting from the farming

used

to

at

initiatives to improve

these communities. One

goals

is

to

help

these

the

of our main

communities

improve their food security, Nkonyeni.

said

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