Umthunzi – A farming solution that keeps on growing
In March 2018, small-scale farmers across the Cape Flats had a crisis: hundreds of brinjals were ripening in their fields and they had nowhere to sell them. Without adequate business skills and access to market, vegetables rotted in their fields and the farmers suffered a severe loss of income. In response, Umthunzi Farming Community was established. It’s a social business operating in the Cape Town food system and currently works with more than 50 small-scale organic farmers from Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Nyanga, Mitchells Plain, Philippi and Malmesbury.