South Africa’s climate resilience is in dire straits. Invasive trees have been populating rural landscapes for decades and as a result, have reduced arable land and water supply. Small businesses contracted by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) employ thousands in Working for Water programmes but intermittent contracts make them unsustainable.
Our Green Business, Clear to Grow incubator equips them to become sustainable by diversifying revenue streams, accessing new biomass value chains, collaborating within local networks, and accessing links to financial support. The resulting social, environmental and economic impacts in rural areas are ground-breaking!