n Farmer’s Weekly - Using fruit of the sea and land for social upliftment : feature

Volume 2016, Issue 16026
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



When Buffeljagsbaai community leader, Sarah Niemand, returned to her hometown 15 years ago after a period in Cape Town, she was struck by the poverty and hardship that the local people, especially women, endured. This small fishing community, 35km from Gansbaai in the Western Cape, is almost entirely dependent on the sea for food security and income. Sarah wanted to utilise local resources to establish a sustainable venture that would create jobs. "We depend on the food [we harvest] from the sea to feed our families. Why not use it to our advantage to earn some money?" she asked.

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