Why Use Umgibe®?
One of the benefits of using Umgibe is that it is not labour intensive, there is no need for physical labour even children , disabled people and someone who has never done gardening can use Umgibe method. It does not matter how small the space is umgibe can be used for substinance or small scale commercial farming. Nonhlanhla has gathered a group of individuals to use this method and they collectively supply through Umgibe.
The project will promote increased vegetable production and foster competitive marketing of the local products through strengthening the capacity of smallholder farmers.
It is expected that by the end of the year, the level of vegetable production will have increased twofold.
The project also acts as a catalyst for local people to engage in other on and off-farm economic activities, community development initiatives and social networks that further improve their well-being and self-esteem. With each individual earning an income the overall social life is improved.