Promoting sustainability in local community through Agriculture

The seedlings that IRDCE donated to the community

The MUT’s Institute for Rural Development and Community Engagement (IRDCE) continues to support Umlazi District households that have been left financially-destitute  as a result of the COVID-19  pandemic. Working in collaboration with Isigqi Sobuntu Organisation (ISO), a local non-profit organisation that solely focuses on social entrepreneurship, IRDCE donated over 800 vegetable seedlings to the organisation, which has already distributed them to the community. The handing over of the seedlings is meant to encourage members of the community to practice urban agriculture within their limited spaces. Such an undertaking is expected to help fulfill the United Nations Sustainable Development goals number 1,2,3 and 11, that deal directly with issues of food security.