Theme 1 of community videos: Agriculture and Food Security
Community groups, local and regional forums are addressing key concerns identified in the research. Through regional and national TA events these forums are connected with each other to gain a stronger voice and to push for an alternative, pro-poor development trajectories. Community members, with support from NGO staff, have produced short videos on pressing issues that emerged from the research such as access to land, post-land reform challenges, marketing of agricultural produce, evictions, and customary rights to marine resources.
Farming in poverty, Western Cape
Smallholder farmers in Hessequa Municipality in the Western Cape, South Africa, have insufficient land, equipment, and other resources for livestock farming and crop production. Multi-stakeholder collaboration is important to address these challenges. Nov 2012
Watch the video by Natassia Williams, Jo-Anne Hartnick and Rosa-Linda Kock, supported by Southern Cape Land Committee.
Challenges of smallholder farmers, Western Cape
Small-scale farmers in Swellendam Municipality in the Western Cape, South Africa, face challenges in livestock farming and crop production. Self-help programmes can assist to address some of these challenges and involve youth in agriculture.
Watch the video Reinette Heunis, Monica Bavuma and Jannie Swanepoel, supported by Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE).
Challenges of smallholder farmers in the Okhahlamba
Smallholder farmers in the Northern Drakensberg, South Africa, are faced with an increasing demand for land, shortage of water, and loss of indigenous of seed varieties. Effective support services are needed also for inputs, adapting to climate change, and access to land.
Watch the video by Nonhlanhla Nkabini, Thokozani Ngwenya and Micheal Malinga, supported by Farmer Support Group.
How food security can change people’s lives, Eastern Cape
Despite promises of a better life for all by the democratically elected Government, rural people in Amahlati Municipality in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, remain marginalized. Border Rural Committee is assisting people to grow food, and involving youth to make a living from agriculture.
Watch the video by Ntombomzi Gaca, Ntombizonke Nkunzi and Nomonde Feliti, supported by Border Rural Committee.
Water shortages in Carolina, Mpumalanga
Residents of Carolina in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, still suffer the consequences of contaminated water after the town dam was polluted with acid mine water.
Watch the video by Khumbulani Mpofu, Legal Resources Centre.
Community Video project by Tshintsha Amakhaya.
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Tshintsha Amakhaya is a civil society alliance for land and food justice in South Africa. Rural women and men stand united in solidarity to advance their rights and secure livelihoods.
Our members are farm workers, farm dwellers, smallholder farmers, fisher folk, forest dwellers, livestock keepers, people on communal land and people on church land