Small-scale farms grow African women’s income


Kenalimang-600Kenalemang Kgoroeadira is just happy that she is able to live her dream of providing healthy food to her community (Image: eNCA)

Run by indigenous knowledge systems PhD candidate Kenalemang Kgoroeadira, Thojane Organic Farm combines traditional African knowledge with modern permaculture techniques to produce retail-worthy organic produce and a sustainable source of income.

Kgoroeadira and five other local women planted the first crops in 2009 on a single hectare plot. She wanted her neighbours to rebuild their communities using traditional African knowledge. “Transformation by enlargement is the vision behind this farm. It’s a place where people can have self-determination and begin to live like Africans, where what you do or learn is for the benefit of the whole society.”