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Project Khula: Protection Freshwater Resources while Improving the Livelihoods of Disadvantaged Sugarcane Growers in South Africa

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Countries: South Africa
Regions: Orange, South Africa
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Nature-Based Solutions
Replenishment
Progress to Date: 266 Acres cleared of invasive trees and shrubs
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Desired Partner: Business
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2011  »  Ongoing
Project Website: globalsustain.org/files/coca_cola_company_sustainability-rep...
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The Coca-Cola Company and WWF partnered up with a local growers' association in South Africato to create Project Khula, a mentorship program between the commercial sugercane growers and previously disadvantaged smallholder farmers. Smallholder farmers are helped to establish cooperatives and improve farm layouts and management practices, implementing appropriate contours for proper erosion control and drainage, sustainable practices such as maintaining and restoring ripari...

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The Coca-Cola Company and WWF partnered up with a local growers' association in South Africato to create Project Khula, a mentorship program between the commercial sugercane growers and previously disadvantaged smallholder farmers. Smallholder farmers are helped to establish cooperatives and improve farm layouts and management practices, implementing appropriate contours for proper erosion control and drainage, sustainable practices such as maintaining and restoring riparian areas, eliminate the need for pre-harvest and postharvest burning, and adopt integrated pest management systems. These improved practices are expected to more than double yields and incomes for participating smallholder farmers. The project achieved the establishment of two new cooperatives, engaging 97 farmers on 100 hectares of land.

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