The landscape of the Eastern Cape is dotted with colourful huts and rondavels that every now and then cluster into small villages or homesteads. Lush green, soft hills interspersed with dramatic valleys – the scenery of the Eastern Cape is breath-taking and the land is fertile.
Ripples for Change together with Gompo Farmers Association, have been supporting farmers from rural communities with provision of seedlings, soil supplements and training to encourage people to grow vegetables for the own consumption or as substance farmers.
We strive to empower farmers with agri-technology, professional equipment and support as well as introduction to new markets and production initiatives.
GOMPO FARMERS ASSOCIATION
Gompo Farmer’s Association (GFA) was formally enacted in 2020 with a vision to be a dynamic, vibrant, efficient and learning organization that supports the empowerment of emerging farming communities to enable them to manage and sustain their own development, and thus make a significant contribution towards economic transformation, while taking care of environment and mitigating climate change.
Gompo rural community has a population of approximately two million people on an estimated 10 000 ha arable land, 30 000 ha grazing and 2 000 ha residential lands. Currently, GFA has seventy-six members in the following commodity groups: fishing, poultry, cannabis, livestock, dairy, maize, sorghum, pineapple, and a variety of vegetables.