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A multi-stage agricultural project in South Africa, initiated and realized by Children without Frontiers

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Rape cultivation at the Northern and Western Cape Province of South Africa

Investments in agricultural products are safe and promising and are ranking among the highest yield projects worldwide A strong social commitment:

Your investment is all for a good purpose since Children without Frontiers invests in local farmland and agriculture, thus support in children′s aid projects and agricultural education in South Africa.

Who we are - the Developer

Children without Frontiers (reg. assoc.) was founded on the 1st October 2007 by its chairman, Gerhard Wiebusch. He had spent many years in South Africa and therefore gained considerable experience in this country. Mr Wiebusch has been involved with the planning of schools, homes, hospitals, and agricultural production in South Africa since 1968. Aware of social injustice and the marginalising of children, he founded the non-profit association to make a difference for the underprivileged.

Intention

Climatic change causes droughts as well as floods in many parts of the world. The increasing demands for industrial needs (bio fuel production) as well as the changing food patterns in emerging economies with more consumption of animal proteins are competing more and more with a balanced and sufficient food security of the poorer. So, products of agricultural origin are becoming more valuable in a number of countries with a growing population. This strategic importance of securing sustainable food production is just being recognized.

Grain is the most important food source in Southern Africa. To be able to secure adequate supply of food in future, our agricultural projects are urgently required. Ecologically produced edibles considerably gain in importance since more and more countries are affected by droughts due to climatic change. This is why the Children without Frontiers Investment Project is working on new solutions which are socially, ecologically and economically sound.

Brief project description

If we don′t take the initiative now, what will the consequence be?

Children without Frontiers plans to establish a unique future agricultural project for South Africa in the field of grain production in combination with a learning opportunity to the involved communities in order to strengthen their confidence to more self-sufficiency and to a business approach towards commercial farming. Our proposed projects are urgently required by thousands of children and young families in need, condemned to live in underdeveloped regions with insufficient aid. Improved food production and agricultural skills shall be one pillar in the fight against poverty. We will set up a new standard for Southern Africa as less than 2 % of all development projects are routed to Africa.

Modern agricultural projects - investments in safe and profitable tangible assets

Due to the high world-wide demand for agricultural products, the aim of the Children without Frontiers Agricultural Investment Project is to cultivate in ecological cropping systems products such as cereals, corn, oil seeds and vegetables. Starting in 2019 we build up already contacts to farms in the North and Western Cape Province of South Africa. These farms already cultivate part of the project envisaged food range on areas covering 500 ha in size.

Foundation and establishment of this agricultural project facilitates: Securing people′s self-supply by means of certified organic cultivation. With a well-balanced cultivation of varies food staples nutrition problems can be solved on a long-term basis. These are top priorities! That′s what gives us the impetus and courage to start this project. Furthermore, by conducting the farms in a profitable commercial manner we will be enable to build up a safe financial basis for a long run future-oriented development. All that will be a quantum leap ahead!

Necessities

Agricultural projects in South Africa are of major importance since they do not only fight against poverty itself but are also supposed to teach people a gentle handling of resources and to learn in sustainable production systems. These will contribute to safeguard their reliable nutrition. And, ecological farming is becoming more and more important since it also provides more jobs.

No bread without grain

Primary school children should learn how grain in the fields is made into bread and baked goods they see in bakeries - From grain to bread. They should be made familiar with types of cereals and flour, grain cultivation, and the agricultural working environment. It is very important that the new and next generations recognize the importance of a secured self-supplied and independent food production and nutrition.

If we do not succeed in the areas of food production, much can be lost for the social product and social peace

Farm Description - one example

Project Location South Africa

Grain cultivation, Grain fields before harvesting, Harvesters in the use
Grain cultivation                                  Grain fields before harvesting              Harvesters in the use

Modern and innovating agricultural is the key to securing human nutrition

To serve this purpose, Children without Frontiers projects can promote, support, or even realize relevant additional measures, such as cultivation of particularly locally adapted species most suitable for sustainable agriculture, conservation and a consequent utilization of a rich diversity of cultivated plants and wide crop rotations.

Irrigated Land,Sprinkler systems, Harvesters in the use
Irrigated Land                                        Sprinkler systems                               Harvesters in the use

Agricultural projects with irrigation systems in South Africa have a big advantage over agricultural projects in Germany.

Due to the warm climate in combination with well-dosed irrigation higher yields with up to 30-40% are possible and enhanced income.

A yearly production cycle might look as follows: Sowing of Wheat in May / June � harvest month of December Sowing of Maize in December - harvest month of May / June

A well established and developed farm located in the Northern Cape, which is one of the best wheat production areas in South Africa.

Modern and innovating agriculture is the most important pillar to ensure human nutrition all over the world

Layout borderline = 3 000ha

Layout borderline = 3 000 ha

The soils and climate allow for flexible use of various corps. Corn, soy, wheat, canola, alfalfa, set onion, lupine, cotton, legumes, and many other vegetables are thriving. The two harvests a year are made possible by the good soil quality and the constant availability of water due to irrigation. The farm is located directly at the Orange River. The first-class soil quality is due to uniformly homogeneous mixed sandy and clay soils. Varieties best adapted on the local climate and delivered by local seed companies will be foreseen. Whenever possible own seed production will be preferred in order to diminish dependencies and to optimize production costs. Depending on the crops, modern agricultural machinery is being used in a very effective manner. In specialty crops the harvest is done manually by trained harvesters.

Prospects and risks

Children without Frontiers intends to purchase complete existing agricultural farms, with land and all necessary infrastructural assets such as barns, sheds, machinery or irrigation systems, etc. The continuation of ongoing operations ensures that revenues will be achieved from the first day of production. At the same time high start-up costs will be avoided.

The farms will be managed on site by experienced native agricultural engineers with expelled technical background and management expertise. Children without Frontiers will take every attempt to get best personnel as well as to use most modern techniques to ensure an effectively and sustainable production with a continuously high product quality and yields.

Children without Frontiers will closely collaborate with all relevant authorities and the advisers from the respective Departments of Agriculture. The property of land will be trusted through the relevant notifications at the respective Land Registry Office.


The marketing of the harvest yields takes place to the local trade and stores of the regional co-operative societies. Where higher prices can be obtained, the products are commercialized through supra-regional contracts or even by international commodity futures.

More than 40 years of experiences in agriculture accompanied with an evident personal commitment makes project risks manageable. The overall responsibility of business management lies at Children without Frontiers (agrarian speaker Dr. Albrecht Flake) and under the advisory by the tax and auditing chambers firm in South Africa. These monitoring and evaluation mechanisms guarantee an highest possible plant certainty for investors and banks!


Last but not least - some more general aspects on agricultural investments

With the ever growing world population (about 9 billion people by 2050) increases the demand for the main staples like wheat, rice or corn. At the same time, the worldwide usable agricultural land resources will further diminishing through desertification, accelerating soil erosion and an increasing land crabbing for industries, housing and infrastructure. Thus, estimates report, that over the next three decades, the run on land resources will dramatically increase to feed the people. International Financial Investors already deal with these circumstances and trends. But, more than common, the population is not partaking in a fair share of any returns. Children without Frontiers of course also invests in these capital assets, but with a big difference: we will let contribute the people and invest in their economic wealth!

A first approximatively preview of the Capital Investment

The capital investment (Eco Investment) is invested exclusively in land (acquisition of private property) as well as agricultural machinery, irrigation systems, water rights and other agricultural assets.

Stand 2019


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