Loziba Community Conservancy (Kwazulu-Natal), has been identified as a priority project site for investment and proof of concept.
An estimated investment of £5m* over 5 years, will enable the establishment of an innovative and diverse portfolio of agri-wildlife businesses.
*this is a desktop estimate. A full ground truthing exercise is needed to prepare a comprehensive and collaboratively agreed development program and budget as well as business plans for the agri-wildlife businesses envisaged
A signed constitution is in place with the communities to proceed with the proposed Conservancy development programme, with the project having already had initial investments in a range of community development projects.
Ultimately a sustainable and profitable regenerative agri-wildlife micro- conservation economy will be established, consisting potentially of the following businesses:
- Wildlife production (game) farming and a business incubator – supporting the game meat value chain enterprises.
- Regenerative Community Cattle Farming – using livestock to Regenerate rangelands, whilst producing organic red meat.
- Eco-Farm – climate smart, efficient, technology-driven food production business, including aquaculture linking into Agri-Hubs for agro-processing, product distribution and supplying regenerative agri-wildlife materials (e.g. seed) and equipment to the Eco-Farms.
- “Regenerated” open-field agriculture
- Intensive regenerative vegetable production
- Broad-ranging food security programmes
- Development of small scale farmers (Out-growers) towards increasing levels of commercial production