In the Food & Energy Plant of SUNfarming, F.E.E.D.’s partner, in Potchefstroom, course participants receive state-accredited training, in small groups of 15. They are trained on the subject of ecologically sustainable agriculture, the installation and maintenance of solar systems, and learn in their own local area, how the independent production of renewable energy can be combined with the production of vegetables and medicinal herbs.
F.E.E.D. enables local people, many of whom have lost their jobs because of the economic crisis and the pandemic. These people who cannot afford training and so have not been able until now to get any qualified employment, to gain certified training.
By successfully completing the training course and gaining a certificate from SAPVIA (South African Photovoltaic Industry Association), participants have the necessary qualifications to get a job in the renewable energy industry and introduce innovative technology into agriculture.