Application form: Female clusters (*A cluster is a group of small holder farmers who collaborates for group buying of inputs, joint selling to same buyers and joint negotiations to the benefit of the group. The group also shares resources such as equipment and infrastructure.)
The SA Agri Academy hereby invites female farmers in rural as well as urban agriculture areas to apply for above programme. The objective of this programme is to enable female farmers, as a group, to benefit from economies of scale. The outcome is agri - entrepreneurs operating sustainable businesses in their respective communities.
The programme will be implemented over a period of 36 months. Clusters members will be trained as individual farmers under the Market Access Development Programme (MDP). The cluster, as a collective, will operate under the guidance of a Cluster Development Agent (CDA) who will facilitate the implementation of a joint action plan based on a diagnostic study of the group.
This application is only for - Female members younger than 50. Maximum 20 members per cluster.
*Only shortlisted clusters will be contacted for a visit and final evaluation.
*Only five clusters will be selected.
* An agreement based on specific conditions will be entered into prior to the start of the programme.
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Closing date: 25 July 2018