|Location||City, Country & Regions||Interests|
|Regions:||Pongola Mtamvuna, South Africa|
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
|Services Needed:||No services needed/offered|
|Project Type:||Collective Action|
|Start & End Dates:||Jan. 2017 » Ongoing|
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