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  • New CHDA Board Inaugurated!

    New CHDA Board Inaugurated!

    The CHDA welcomes its newly - inaugurated Board of Directors. The Board was inaugurated in a spectacular event held on Friday 11 August 2017 at the Mayor's Boardroom at Chris Hani District Municipality (CHDM) offices. Read more
  • LOCAL IS LEKKER !   SHILOH WINE BRAND LAUNCHED IN APRIL 2017

    LOCAL IS LEKKER ! SHILOH WINE BRAND LAUNCHED IN APRIL 2017

    Local "Inkosi" nkosi wine brand from Shiloh Irrigation Scheme launched from first vintage Read more
  • WE HAVE MOVED!

    WE HAVE MOVED!

    The CHDA relocated to its new offices at the end of May 2017, at 15 Warner Street in Southbourne, Queenstown. The new building offers 2-levels of office space, high-tech meeting rooms, and ample parking for staff and visitors. Read more

QAMATA / BILATYE MAIZE EXPANSION PROJECT

410ha Planted at Qamata / Bilatye Irrigation Scheme

Qamata / Bilatye Maize Expansion Project

In 2014/15, the CHDA launched a maize project in Qamata, where co-operatives from Qamata and Bilatye were assisted with planting of 410ha of yellow maize through a partnership with Omnia.

The CHDA provided social facilitation and project management support, as well as provision of seed, mechanisation support, agricultural inputs, and identification of market for final output.  Omnia provided technical support, and provided fertilizer and other chemicals for the project, on a use-now, pay-later arrangement with emerging small farmers, with the debt settled after sale of harvested grain.

The CHDA also provided support with harvesting, and storage facilities through operationalisation of the Qamata grani silos through labour costs and equipment repairs.

An official launch was held via the Qamata Harvets Day, which was held in July 2016, in partnership with the CHDM.