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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

wealth creation.”


Amajingqi Macadamia Farming

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.

Ncera Macadamia Farming

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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Did you know?

Macadamia trees bear fruit within 5 to 8 years from planting. The tree can grow up to 12 meters in height and live up to a hundred years.

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