Current projects

Agri-IQ has partnered with associates to provide a capacity building programme to the Maragra Smallholder Sugarcane Development Project in Mozambique.

The Project is based on developing people. This business and farmer support programme develops people to change from subsistence farming to commercial sugarcane and food crop farming. The small grower communities will be developed to form groups in order to take advantage of the opportunity to be sugarcane farmers, with the principle of working together underpinning the farming development.

The Maragra small grower extension officers will be responsible for rolling out the 2-year training programme.This will enable these small growers to continue to manage their agricultural businesses in a sustainable manner.

We are a registered member of the Sustainability Intiative of South Africa (SIZA). SIZA is responisble for promoting ethical labour standards on farming enterprises in South Africa.

Agri-IQ trains employees and farm management on the 9 principles of the SIZA Standard in Mpumalanga, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo Province.

Link to the SIZA Standard

Khanyisa is our agricultural peer-led education programme which reaches approximately 5,600 farm workers in the Malelane and Komatipoort area.The Programme creates an environment which improves the health and welfare of employees and increases productivity in the workplace.

Our training is modulated and focuses on life skills, ethical labour principles and good agricultural practices.

For more information on the courses we are running in 2015, link to our Khanyisa Training Prospectus here.

HIV/AIDS is a serious health concern in South Africa, which has one of the highest infection rate worldwide. However, only an estimated one in five infected people in the country are aware of their status.

This led Agri-IQ to initiate an HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) programme for farm workers, in collaboration with The Global Fund and Right to Care – a local non-profit organisation. Through this programme, which is in line with the South African Government’s HCT campaign, farm workers receive confidential HIV/AIDS testing and counselling.

The Agri-IQ team is currently working on farms in the Nkomazi municipal area of Mpumalanga and tests around 30,000 farm workers in a 12 month cycle.