Members of the Middle Olifants cluster showing their seed bank for their vegetable gardens. This seed bank includes safe-keeping seeds of indigenous crops which are more hardy and resilient to heat and drought.

The Agriculture Support Initiative is designed to strengthen the resilience and adaptation of small-scale farmers to climate change through a number of collaboratively-designed adaptation options. These include improved soil and water conservation techniques, learning, collective action and livelihood diversification in a climate changing world. AWARD has two sub-grants to support small-scale farming in the Lower Olifants (including Mametja area) and Middle Olifants (including Sekhukhuneland and Capricorn). More than 300 smallholder farmers are already participating in this project.


Map of the AgriSI clusters in the Lower and Middle Olifants Catchment.