Building strong networks
for organic agriculture in africa
Our Country Partners
Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) Zambia
PELUM Zambia is part of the wider PELUM Association network which spans East and southern Africa. PELUM works to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers by fostering ecological land use management. PELUM Zambia implements KHSA's sector-wide approach in the country.
Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC), Zambia
KATC was founded in 1974 by Brother Paul Desmarais and is owned by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). KATC focuses on promoting sustainable organic agriculture and agroecology, working with a diverse range of stakeholders including extension officers and lead farmers. KATC will implement a multiplier support programme in Zambia.
Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) & Namibian Organic Association (NOA)
NNF is a leading conservation organisation that works directly with farmers. It will implement a needs-based multiplier support programme in the country. NOA is a member-based association established by a group of dynamic farmers and consumers with the common interest of developing the organic sector and supporting the emergence of a sustainable management system for agriculture in Namibia. NOA will implement a sector-wide approach in the country.
South Africa Organic Sector Organisation (SAOSO) & Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) South Africa
SAOSO is a non-profit organisation focused on uniting and growing the organic agriculture sector in South Africa. It is working closely with PGS SA to deliver an innovative multiplier support programme - PGS Pollinators - with lead farmers and trainers in South Africa.
Soils, Food and Healthy Communities (SFHC), Malawi
SFHC's mission is to support rural Malawians in building sustainable, healthy, equitable, resilient communities using farmer-led, participatory research, ecological farming approaches, local Indigenous knowledge, and democratic processes. SFHC will implement a multiplier support programme for KHSA in Malawi.
Kusamala is a local non-governmental organization that promotes permaculture and agroecology with the aim of demonstrating their viability as agriculture modules. They do this through demonstration, training, consultancy, and outreach. They will implement a sector-wide programme for the KHSA in Malawi.
The Sustainability Institute (SI) is an international living and learning centre for theory and practice in transformative learning towards just and flourishing futures. The SI designs and implements transformative learning experiences for adults that experiment with more just and generative ways of living, working and being, thereby inspiring and equipping participants with the skills, knowledge and mindset to activate change for sustainability within their own respective contexts. It also provides project management, including administrative and financial functions, for large-scale projects related to its ethos.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH works mainly with governments to develop and implement programmes that bring about sustainable political, social and economic change. It is implementing the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)-funded Knowledge Centre for Organic Agriculture in Africa project. This project aims to scale up the adoption of organic farming practices in Africa through the activation of five knowledge hubs in North, West, Central, eastern and southern Africa.
ISAN is a regional network of organisations and individuals actively supporting the development of a sustainable, ecological organic agriculture sector in southern Africa. ISAN aims to develop and coordinate programmes and networks of common interest at the regional level working through the National Organic Agriculture Movements, the Intercontinental Network of Organic Farmers' Organisations and the Network of Organic Agriculture Researchers in Africa initiative. KHSA works with ISAN on its quarterly magazine to help build a stronger regional network of organic stakeholders.
IFOAM - Organics International has members in more than 100 countries and territories, as well as from regional bodies and sector platforms. It works to foster the broad adoption of truly sustainable agriculture, value chains and consumption in line with the principles of organic agriculture. KHSA has hosted and facilitated IFOAM - Organics International's Training of Teams of Trainers and the Ecological Organic Agriculture Leadership Training courses in southern Africa.
The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) focuses on interdisciplinary research in the field of organic agriculture, innovations developed jointly with farmers and the food industry, solution-oriented development projects and rapid knowledge transfer from research into practice. FiBL supports the KCOA in its data gathering and analysis to help determine multiplier and farmer needs for knowledge.
Access Agriculture aims to promote agroecological principles and rural entrepreneurship through capacity development and South-South exchange of quality farmer-to-farmer training videos in local languages. To develop local language versions, mass multiply and disseminate agricultural training videos, Access Agriculture collaborates with more than 200 communication professionals across the globe.