Over the past six months a number of groups have been collaborating and mentoring each other in agro-ecological gardening and this is leading to an emerging movement in the District.
Ntombifikile Khanyile and Ntombifuthi Nyoka during their presentation
PACSA staff discussing how to integrate the right to food in its work
Two of PACSA’s community partner groups, Sizonqoba and Hlakaniphani Widows Forum, were represented at an inter-provincial dialogue on the Right to Food hosted by ERCAP in Grahamstown in May 2014.
The pipe arrives at the garden after a 400 meter distance from the river
Ntomb'fikile Khanyile (chairperson of Sizonqoba) inspects the installation of the pipe
Ntomb'fikile Khanyile turns on the tap for the “first water” from the pipe
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The area in which Sizonqoba, one the livelihoods partner projects of PACSA, operates in has for the last few months been experiencing an extremely dry winter season. This situation has had detrimental effects on their crops. They tried different measures to avert this problem which included negotiating with the school, where their garden is situated, to gain access to the school’s water system and carrying water from their homes in order to irrigate.