Agri village presentation for web

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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 communities.

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Agri village presentation for web

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

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