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Agroecology certificates award ceremony 22 Aug 2015
At a ceremony in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, 26 farmers from Biowatch-supported projects in Tshaneni, Mtubatuba, KwaNgwanase, Ingwavuma and Pongola were awarded agroecology certificates of achievement. This was in acknowledgment that they do not use synthetic fertilisers, pesticides, insecticides or herbicides; do not use GMOs; make and use their own “living” compost; prepare and plant fertility beds; collect and use grey water from their homes; use dry grass and plant material as mulching; and save the seeds of at least 14 traditional varieties. Nozipho Ndlovu (Department of Social Development) handed out the certificates with Lawrence Mkhaliphi (Biowatch Agroecology Manager).