Vision for the Future
The vision of Umgano is to fully utilise the land resource available for job creation and revenue generation for the benefit of the Umgano Devco and the Mabandla community as a whole. These plans include:
- The development of a 140 vegetable farm and processing plant. Umgano Agrico will be in a position to sell fresh produce, semi-processed produce and processed produce (Frozen). The seedlings required for the farm will be grown in our own Nursery to be established on the Umgano Agrico site. The Umgano Agrico has the potential to employ 321 people in the Nursery, farm and processing plant. The Umgano Devco and its partner Umsonti have sourced the necessary skills to develop the Nursery and Farm through Mr JP Le Roux and Mr J Ballantyne of Umsonti.
The Umgano Agrico has engaged a consulting firm to process the Environmental impact assessment and water use licences which are regulatory requirements needed prior to the sourcing of funding.
- The establishment of 300ha of Hazelnut/Pecan nut orchids
- The establishment of a 500ha Dairy Farm milking 800 heads of cattle in partnership with Creighton dairies.