This case study provides a comparative analysis of two different initiatives designed to grow small
scale agricultural production in Cape Town.

The City of Cape Town has developed an urban agriculture policy and initiated a joint venture between itself, the Provincial Department of Agriculture and private sector partners to put in place a fresh produce market in the Philippi horticultural area. The objective of the market is to provide the “suction force to enable the establishment of more than 2 500 emerging farmers and the development of more than 5 000 hectares of farmland over a five-year period in the Philippi and Cape Flats area.”

Abalimi Bezekhaya an NGO with over 20 years experience in supporting homestead growers and group gardens. It has focused on developing a comprehensive range of services to promote and ‘push’ small farmers to find their place in a production continuum encompassing survivalist, subsistence, livelihood and commercial modes of production.


Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s)
Rick de Satge with Boyce Williams

Resource information

Date of publication
Septiembre 2008
Resource Language

Geographical Focus