“This is a dynamic industry which presents a growing opportunity for South Africa. It will provide jobs, foreign exchange & a high value agricultural product. Benefits to rural communities & business in the area will be very positive.” Jill Whyte, Green Farms Nut Company CEOMORE
The coastal belt between East London and Bizana is primarily targeted for macadamia production in the Eastern Cape. Communities in frost free areas with suitable land and water access are also earmarked in KwaZulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpompo.MORE
ECM (Pty) Ltd is a turnkey macadamia company with expertise in plantation development, macadamia processing and marketing.
It was established in 2013 by key players in the macadamia industry.
“To build the first community-owned macadamia value chain
in South Africa focusing on four macadamia growing provinces namely,
Eastern Cape; Kwa Zulu Natal; Mpumalanga & Limpopo, with specific
emphasis on Women and Youth empowerment through skills transfer and
An initiative of East Cape Macadamia, Amajingqi Macadamia Farming is situated on the scenic Transkei coastline in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The enterprise is founded on a community-private partnering model. To alleviate excessive unemployment and poverty prevalent in the area, the community, represented by the Amajingqi Traditional Council and Chief Ngwenyathi Dumalisile looks to Amajingqi Macadamia Farming as a beacon of hope and means to unlock opportunity. With vast hectares of fertile ground land and abundant water resources between the Shixini and Jujura rivers, the macadamia project provides a real opportunity for the community.
The Ncera Macadamia Project, 30km from East London, is a model on which new macadamia plantations are being established by East Cape Macadamia. Within its ten-year existence, Ncera Macadamia Farming has developed a skills base to assist with training, community mobilisation, empowerment, capacity building, and rural upliftment. The nursery at Ncera is also able to produce quality macadamia seedlings to supply new orchards. This, supported by a processing factory to be established in East London, should support the processing needs of sites throughout South Africa, after which final products will be exported through the East London harbour.
East Cape Macadamia’s shareholders have a combined experience of 84 years in the macadamia industry in South Africa.
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