Sustainable Organic Farming
Impact farming is a natural and sustainable way for farming in accordance with what is naturally available to the farm in terms of soil nutrition, temperature and weather conditions. Impact farming allows for natural use of the land to cultivate produce, which doesn’t require extensive water or labour-intensive management, which is both impractical and financially draining.
Zero Harm Farm currently cultivates 5 main fruits and vegetables, which have both domestic as well as international
end consumers. The 5 core plants, which are farmed, include but are not limited to:
- Macadamia plantation – South African macadamia industry is the largest producer of macadamia nuts worldwide, Empowering impact on the SA economy, sales value well over R3,2bn in 2018 and creates an estimated 12,500 jobs for workers, which is only set to increase, through multiple streams of income which the macadamia industry generates.
- Ginger – As a spice, ginger is an integral part of many world cultures, ginger has medicinal, culinary, social and economic significance all around the world and is the world’s most commonly consumed dietary condiment.
- Garlic – Medicinal uses date back to Babylonia and Ancient Egypt, in 2011 the estimated worldwide garlic production was worth approximately $4 Billion USD, Garlic is used all around the entire Northern Hemisphere as a medicinal panacea.
- Bee Hives for organic honey – currently South Africa is only producing a third of the local market demands, the demand for local honey is set to grow, beehives last around 10 years and are crucial for the pollination of fruit, vegetable and seed crops, bees are essential for human existence.
- Blue Berries – Resilient, tasty and highly nutritious, berries are sweeter and last longer, as a superfood the berries are high in demand on local and international markets, high life expectancy of 8-10 years per bush.
- Moringa – The power of healing is in our hands with plants such as Moringa. The map of where Moringa grows naturally is in fact in the same places as the world map of malnutrition. Moringa alone provides access to much needed nutrients, the ability to purify water and assist in the rejuvenation of the land and in doing so assist in providing alternative options for diabetics, assist in getting blood cell counts to an acceptable level for those suffering with AIDS/HIV as well as gaining access to antiretroviral medicines, to name just a few benefits.
- Consumers, both locally and internationally, are paying a premium for organic goods
- In addition to conserving water, organic farming eliminates the use of toxic substances that harm the planet
- Organic crops are more drought resistant
- Natural rich soil with helpful bacteria’s which improve and protect biodiversity Taking into consideration the relationships between organisms and their environment
- Growing in accordance with the end consumers’ demands