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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).

Corrine Mngomezulu, Ingwavuma  Khayisakhe Mkhwanazi, Mtubatuba  Petros Makhanya on behalf of Catherine Makhanya, KwaNgwanase   Bellinah Mahlangu, KwaNgwanase  Khululiwe Myeni, Tshaneni  Dorris Myeni, Tshaneni  Siziwe Mngomezulu, Tshaneni  Moses Myeni on behalf of Lindiwe Ntshangase, Tshaneni   Elizabeth Simelane, Tshaneni  Agnes Mkhaliphi, Tshaneni    Sophiwe Dlamini, Pongola  Bajabhile Ngwenya, Pongola   Mavis Myeni, Pongola   Miriam Siyaya, Pongola  Thandi Thabethe, Pongola  Sphiwe Ntshangase, Pongola   Nomusa Ngwenya, Pongola  Ziphathile Siyaya, Pongola  Thokozile Mvubu, Ingwavuma  Sellinah Mncwango, Ingwavuma   Nompilo Mkhabela, Ingwavuma  Esther Shongwe, Ingwavuma  Sbongile Myeni on behalf of Khesi Mngomezulu and Rachel Nyawo, Ingwavuma  Thombithini Ndwandwe, Ingwavuma  Rodah Mvubu, Ingwavuma