Organic Freedom Project

Heinrich Schultz
telephone number 021 671 0935
cellphone number 083 287 2699

A non-profit organisation, OFP is registered as a section 21 company, with a board chaired by Jody Scheckter, comprising co-sponsors Pick ‘n Pay and Anglo Coal, as well as OFP executive management.

The OFP development model includes emerging farmer development with the goal of identifying and activating a minimum of 20 000 hectares, divided into geographical zones, organic farming training and consulting with ongoing mentorship and skills transfer. OFP’s aim is to create 100 zones, consisting of farms or collective farming areas, within 7 years, of which almost half have already been researched and identified.

OFP’s vision is ‘To free South Africans from chemical dependency and poverty through the promotion of commercially sustainable organic production.’

The brainchild of entrepreneur David Wolstenholme, the project was inspired by the huge success of a Brazilian bio-diesel and organic initiative that created a million new jobs for ‘shack dwellers’ over a four-year period and the ‘Nine Seeds’ organic programme in India.

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