About Us

Who we are

Vision

To have competent and successful commercial African farmers of South Africa.

Mission

To facilitate the development of African farmers in order to increase their meaningful participation in the agricultural sector.

Strategic Objectives

To create a sustainable united body of African farmers with capacity to influence policies through lobbying and advocacy in favour of African farmers. To facilitate development of competencies of African farmers in order for them to participate meaningfully in formal and informal markets. To mobilize resources for the benefit of African farmers.

Study Groups

Groups of at least 10 farmers farming with the same commodity at ward local municipality or district municipality level, depending on the number of farmers of that commodity in the given area.

Commodity organizations

Made up of study groups at local municipality or district level.

Local farmers associations

Made up of all Commodity Organisations within the local/districts municipality.

AFASA Province

The farmers’ association is made up of all farmers associations at district municipality level.

Committees

Is a structure within the farmers’ association that deals specifically with commodity related matters and brings together all the commodity organisations. It is structured from local municipality up to national level.

Programmes

Co-operative business entities, which all members of the commodity organisations belong to. They will be the business arm of the association which deals with procurement of inputs and organizes markets for the farmers.

Mission

To facilitate the development of African farmers in order to increase their meaningful participation in the agricultural sector.

Vision

To facilitate the development of African farmers in order to increase their meaningful participation in the agricultural sector.

Values

Individuals who come together for a common purpose that espouses what it stands for in order to attract those similar values.

Strategic Objectives

AFASA’s strategic objectives are to create a sustainable united body of African farmers with capacity to influence policies through lobbying and advocacy in favour of African farmers. To facilitate development of competencies of African farmers in order for them to participate meaningfully in formal and informal markets. To mobilize resources for the benefit of African farmers.

AFASA commits itself:

  • To be led by people of high integrity in order to create trust, loyalty and confidence amongst its members employees and the public.
  • To be transparent and accountable at all times
  • To maintain high levels of professionalism at all times
  • To respect the rights, culture and dignity of its members, employees and the public regardless of gender, race, class, tribe, political and religious affiliation or belief.
  • To be a farmer centred organisation.
  • To ensure that the organisation remains true to its mission and objectives.
  • To strive for excellence including efficient and effective service provision at all levels.

History

The African Farmers Association of South Africa was launched on the 12th of April 2011 by 3000 founding members from all nine provinces of South Africa, who were formally NAFU-SA members.

The launch of AFASA is the culmination of a yearlong consultation process with developing farmers country wide to determine their need for an official structure that represents their interests. As part of the consultative process, a national convention of African Farmers held in Bloemfontein in December 2010 adopted a new constitution, structure and a five-year-strategic plan. After the convention, district and provincial structures were launched between 18 January and 5 April 2011.

Leadership was democratically elected in the provinces using the constitutional guidelines adopted by the convention. The final stage was the founding conference of AFASA which was held in Boksburg, Gauteng on 10-12 April 2011, during which the farmers formally adopted the name African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) and the founding constitution as well as elected and appointed national leadership.

Competent and successful commercial African farmers of South Africa

Contact Us

Tel: +27 (0) 12 943 7290

Email: info@afasa.org.za

House G10
ARC- API
Doornkloof 391-Jr
Centurion
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