Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products

Contact Type Organisation Nickname ASNAPP
CiviCRM ID12960
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info@asnapp.org
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Main Phone
021 808 2918
Main Fax
021 808 2917
Main Address
Suidwal Street
Welgevallen
Stellenbosch, WC 7601
South Africa
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Organisation Type
NGO
Vision
To help create and develop successful African businesses in the natural products sector by providing income, employment and development through environmentally and socially conscious sustainable production of high quality, healthful natural products for local, regional and overseas markets.
Mission
Sustainable production of high quality African natural products for high-value niche market sectors: Economic Vision: Develop and enhance African rural SME's in natural plant products, maximizing profits and empowering African agribusinesses through the sustainable utilization of the environment. Social Vision: Improve the quality of life in resource-limited African rural communities by developing entrepreneurship, with special emphasis on gender equality. Environmental Vision: Conserve Africa's natural resources and foster genetic plant diversity through environmental stewardship and sustainable economic development.
Organisation Annual Budget
6,000,000.00
Number of Full Time Staff
10
Number of Part Time Staff
3
Number of Volunteers
5
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Agriculture and Food Security, Education, Environment, Skills Development
Head Office Province
Western Cape
Provinces Served
South Africa (All Provinces), Africa
Projects
Producing hydroponic buchu in the Algeria "bosdorp". Buchu grows naturally in the area, but with hydroponic techniques, the production cycle is much shorter. In Oudtshoorn, ASNAPP is working together with Pick 'n Pay to train 6 women to produce high quality vegetables for the chain stores. In Haarlem and Ericaville, two communities in the Western Cape, they are cultivating honeybush tea where they used to harvest the tea from the world. ASNAPP, together with Sun International in Livingstone, Zambia, trained two communities of sight impaired people in both hydroponic and open field vegetable production systems. ASNAPP, is working with two resource-limited farmers in Elim on growing Rooibos tea, ASNAPP - South Africa is working with communities in Mabuia and Lubango, Angola on hydroponic and open field vegetable programmes. ASNAPP is involved in the procurement of new blueberry germplasm. ASNAPP is working together with the University of Stellenbosch, is involved in the evaluation of new cultivars of vegetables, among others, which are pumpkins and tomatoes Over 80 percent of South Africa's land claims have been made in the Limpopo province. ASNAPP is involved in capacity building and training of these farmers.
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