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food permaculture soil sustainability

Biofuel and food security pilot project

This project is underway in the Mphola Village region of northern KZN, an area severely affected by climate change, soil erosion, overgrazing and widespread food insecurity. It is a long-term project with many facets that is building a foundation for a large-scale bio-diesel plant that once complete will provide biofuel for the entire village. Biofuel production, however, cannot provide food self-sufficiency and so rainwater harvesting and permaculture food tunnels have been incorporated into the project.

First harvest

The project, thus far, has repaired the Mphola community’s broken boreholes and provided water