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- 1. Who is ZCSD? The Zululand Centre for Sustainable Development is: A local NGO ( Section 21 company, not for profit) We find problems and generate creative solutions. Specialise in community development, training , mentoring, fund raising and business plan development. Have demonstration facility at the old Empangeni Water Works on the banks of Lake Nsese.
2. What is an Agri-Village? A Co-operative with a difference (36 families and 220 beneficiaries) An Agricultural Community, the members of which each have equal shares in the village and its activities. Each family has:- a one hectare plot for homestead food sovereignty. a five hectare share in the village commercial agricultural system. A village that handles its own processing and value adding A village that creates its own jobs A village with its own school, crche, social services, church and training centre. A village owned and run by its people 3. Homestead Each family has a house on a one Ha plot This has been proved to be sufficient to provide for their food needs with a surplus. 4. House Government grant house of 32 m2 Solar power and hot water Water harvesting tank for drinking water Toilet and shower 5. Livestock Each family plot will include an area for all their livestock The manure can be used for fertiliser in the gardens Excess animal products could be sold to supplement the family income 6. Permaculture Gardens Permaculture methods have proven to give the bests results for homestead food sovereignty Training in the best sustainable methods will be provided 7. Commercial Agriculture Zone Each family owns a five hectare share in the Commercial Agriculture zone. 8. Facilities The family plots are arranged around a communal area in which the following facilities are found:- Multipurpose Centre Primary Industry Secondary (Micro) Industries Creche Primary School Ablution Facility Enviro-Laundry Recycling Centre Sports fields Water works 9. Multi-Purpose Centre A central facility for business and social services 10. Multi-Purpose Centre Elements The Multi- Purpose Centre comprises of the following facilities:- Business Place Tele Centre Social Services Paypoint Clinic Co-operative Micro Bank Training Centre Toilet Facilities Catering Kitchen Hall 11. Primary Industry Each village has one primary value adding industry, such as:- Organic sugar mill Biomass power plant Essential oils still Abattoir Composting plant Vegetable pack house Food processing 12. Micro Industries / SMMEs Each village has 10 micro industries, such as:- Paper making Welding services Maize mill Carpentry shop Bakery Weaving Craft centre Car repairs Screen printing 13. Education Each village has a crche, primary and secondary education facilities 14. Creche Each village has a crche and day-care centre for working mothers 15. Primary School Each primary school has three classrooms and an ablution facility with a recreation area for motor sensory development 16. Ablution Facilities An ablution facility will serve industry, schools and sporting activities 17. Sanitation Zone Each village has a facility for washing clothes as well as an area to handle and to recycle general household waste 18. Enviro-Laundry This facility connects the washing of clothes to an environmentally sound waste water system 19. Recycling Centre This facility caters for the handling of waste in a environmentally friendly way through recycling 20. Interested in Exploring further? Contact us: Gavin Eichler firstname.lastname@example.org 083 3084818