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The Jozini Agricultural Project has now been working with farmers for two years increasing their productivity of their communal herds with an aim of increasing homestead wealth and allowing farmers that then have excess animals to sell these as a further link in the value chain around goats.

To this end, three points of engagement around commercialisation have been piloted. The first being auctions which are very large events involving departments, professional auctioneers and buyers from across the country. This generally sets the price point that farmers can then trust that their goats are worth. The Jozini project areas of Hlabisa, Nongoma and Jozini have all had very successful auctions facilitated by the project.

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