In South Africa’s Amadiba region, colonization damaged Indigenous foodways. The Amadiba Women’s Fertile Fields Project by Siyazisiza Trust aims to empower local women to resist industrial agriculture and restore traditional, sustainable practices. Through nutrition training and mentored polyculture farming, women will expand the cultivation of resilient heritage crops using natural fertilizers. This enhances food sovereignty, agroecology, and climate resilience while revitalizing ancestral knowledge.
By training women in fertilizer production and engaging farmers’ forums and partners, the project fosters large-scale adoption. It enables women to lead community efforts toward biodiverse, regenerative agriculture grounded in culture. With support, this project will scale agroecology and strengthen sovereignty by uplifting women as ecological stewards.