Supermarket.co.za – Supermarket
As part of its ongoing mission to support emerging farmers, retailer Pick n Pay, through the Ackerman Pick n Pay Foundation, made the commitment to the Department of Trade and Industry (dtic) in March this year to provide dedicated organic produce shelf space in 50 stores to further assist in the development of the organic produce sector and emerging farmers around the country.
On Thursday 31 May, Pick n Pay formally announced its partnership with Nkomamonta Organic Farmers’ Cooperative in Tzaneen in Limpopo, which will see the cooperative supplying 217 tons of organic vegetables to Pick n Pay stores countrywide.
Nkomamonta Organic Farmers Co-operative was formed in November 2005 and consists of 16 member farmers, established to market their products, which are primarily organic vegetables. The cooperative is currently registered as a Primary cooperative and will register as a Secondary cooperative once all entities are formalised.