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This is a presentation on Agri-villages as a modern solution to Land Reform is South Africa. This involves applying Ecovillage and Permaculture Principles, to the needs of underdeveloped rural …

This is a presentation on Agri-villages as a modern solution to Land Reform is South Africa. This involves applying Ecovillage and Permaculture Principles, to the needs of underdeveloped rural communities.

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  • 1. SAVE
    Sustainable Agri-Village Ecosystem
  • 2. Presented to You by:
    ZCSD
    The Zululand Centre for Sustainable Development
  • 3. The Zululand Centre for Sustainable Development is:
    • A local NGO ( Section 21 company, not for profit)
    • 4. We find problems and generate creative solutions.
    • 5. Specialise in community development, training , mentoring, fund raising and business plan development.
    • 6. Have demonstration facility at the old Empangeni Water Works on the banks of Lake Nsese.
    Who is ZCSD?
  • 7.
    • A Co-operative with a difference (36 families and 220 beneficiaries)
    • 8. An Agricultural Community, the members of which each have equal shares in the village and it’s activities.
    • 9. Each family has:-
    • 10. a one hectare plot for homestead food sovereignty.
    • 11. a five hectare share in the village commercial agricultural system.
    • 12. A village that handles it’s own processing and value adding
    • 13. A village that creates it’s own jobs
    • 14. A village with it’s own school, crèche, social services, church and training centre.
    • 15. A village owned and run by it’s people
    What is an Agri-Village?
  • 16.
  • 17.
    • Each family has a house on a one Ha plot
    • 18. This has been proved to be sufficient to provide for their food needs with a surplus.
    Homestead
  • 19.
    • Government grant house of 32 m2
    • 20. Solar power and hot water
    • 21. Water harvesting tank for drinking water
    • 22. Toilet and shower
    House
  • 23.
    • Each family plot will include an area for all their livestock
    • 24. The manure can be used for fertiliser in the gardens
    • 25. Excess animal products could be sold to supplement the family income
    Livestock
  • 26.
    • Permaculture methods have proven to give the bests results for homestead food sovereignty
    • 27. Training in the best sustainable methods will be provided
    Permaculture Gardens
  • 28.
    • Each family owns a five hectare share in the Commercial Agriculture zone.
    Commercial Agriculture Zone
  • 29.
    • The family plots are arranged around a communal area in which the following facilities are found:-
    • 30. Multipurpose Centre
    • 31. Primary Industry
    • 32. Secondary (Micro) Industries
    • 33. Creche
    • 34. Primary School
    • 35. Ablution Facility
    • 36. Enviro-Laundry
    • 37. Recycling Centre
    • 38. Sports fields
    • 39. Water works
    Facilities
  • 40. A central facility for business and social services
    Multi-Purpose Centre
  • 41. The Multi-Purpose Centre comprises of the following facilities:-
    Multi-Purpose Centre Elements
  • 51. Each village has one primary value adding industry, such as:-
    Primary Industry
  • 58. Each village has 10 micro industries, such as:-
    Micro Industries / SMME’s
  • 67. Each village has a crèche, primary and secondary education facilities
    Education
  • 68. Each village has a crèche and day-care centre for working mothers
    Creche
  • 69. Each primary school has three classrooms and an ablution facility with a recreation area for motor sensory development
    Primary School
  • 70. An ablution facility will serve industry, schools and sporting activities
    Ablution Facilities
  • 71. Each village has a facility for washing clothes as well as an area to handle and to recycle general household waste
    Sanitation Zone
  • 72. This facility connects the washing of clothes to an environmentally sound waste water system
    Enviro-Laundry
  • 73. This facility caters for the handling of waste in a environmentally friendly way through recycling
    Recycling Centre
  • 74. Contact us:
    Gavin Eichler
    gavin@zcsd.org.za
    083 3084818
    Interested in Exploring further?