The Provincial Department of Agriculture is expanding its ‘One Home One Garden’ campaign which gives people the tools to grow their own food.
The programme sets households up with the seeds and tools they need to start growing their own food, which the Department says increases food security and provides access to nutritious food.
They also create income or employment for those homes that produce enough food to sell and help to develop entrepreneurial skills in communities. To date, the Department has delivered 2589 of these gardens to communities across the province.
The Western Cape MEC of Agriculture, Ivan Meyer says one of his key priorities for agriculture is farmer support and development.
“Through our food security and humanitarian response, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture supports access to affordable and diverse food. By encouraging communities and households to establish food gardens, we are shifting the focus from food relief to food security.”
Food production units come in the form of vegetable gardens or a chicken house.