Women on Farms Project believes in strategic networking as it provides opportunities to share experiences and learn about new initiatives aimed at strengthening the voices of rural women in decision-making and transformation:
Alliance of Land and Agrarian Reform Movements (ALARM)
ALARM represents a broad based collaboration between land sector organisations, NGOs, rural people’s organisations and landless people’s movements.
The Alliance aims to facilitate coordination among its members to ensure that the voices of the rural poor are heard through co-ordination of national, provincial and local engagement, interventions and mobilisation aimed at advancing a radical land and agrarian reform programme.
Tel: 021 685 3033
Basic Income Grant (B.I.G) Coalition
The Coalition was formed in 2001 to develop a common platform among advocates of a universal income support grant and to mobilise popular support for the introduction of the grant.
Black Association of the Agricultural Industry (BAWSI)
BAWSI, with membership drawn from trade unions, civil and social organisations, and black businesspeople in the wine sector, was formed in 1998 to draw together individuals and interested parties from historically disadvantaged South African communities. It aims to make the wine and spirit industry fully representative at all levels, structures and institutions.
Tel: 021 863 3151
Catchments Management Area (CMA), Berg River
The Berg River CMA is one of the new 19 water catchments management areas in South Africa. The new CMA approach seeks to give voice to end users of natural resources. Within this approach, previously marginalised groups such as farm workers and small scale farmers have an important role to play in the CMA.
021 903 5911
Dopstop was formed to address the legacy of the “dop” system as well as alcohol abuse among vulnerable groups such as farm workers and their families, and to eradicate the “dop” system.
Fair Trade South Africa Initiative
The Fair Trade South African Initiative was launched in 2005 and is only the second Fair Trade initiative in a developing country in the world. The mission of Fair Trade South Africa is to improve the quality of life of farming communities in South Africa. The vision of Fair Trade South Africa is to ensure that trade benefits all, and is accessible, sustainable and relevant to the transforming South African environment.
South African Wine Industry Trust (SAWIT)
The South African Wine Industry Trust (SAWIT) was established in 1999 to advance the transformation of the wine industry and promote South African wine and spirit exports.
Wine & Agricultural Ethical Trust Association (WIETA)
WIETA is a not for profit, voluntary association of different stakeholders who are committed to the promotion of ethical trade, first in the wine sector, and now in agriculture as a whole.
Wine Sector Transformation Charter Steering Committee (WCSC)
The Wine Charter Steering Committee (WCSC) is charged with the responsibility of auditing and evaluating the current status of the South African wine industry, with the objective of developing an all embracing, legitimate and achievable Wine Industry Black Economic Empowerment Charter.
Women on Farms Project is a non-governmental organisation which relies exclusively on the support of various international and national donors. We would like to thank the following donors for making it possible for us to do our work. Without their generous support, none of this would be possible.
Bread for the World
Canadian High Commission
Cape Winelands District Municipality
Department of Agriculture – Western Cape
Department of Social Services & Poverty Alleviation
Fonds Ontwikkeling Samewerking (FOS)
Heinrich BÖll Stiftung(HBS)
National Development Agency (NDA)
NOVIB (Oxfam Netherlands) www.oxfamnovib.nl War on Want/Comic Relief www.waronwant.org Womankind Worldwide