Since 2005, ORIP has been cooperating with various small-scale farmers, the so-called ‘Settler Farmers’, who all received tracts of land from the Namibian Government in 2000.
ORIP’s strategy has always been to create new opportunities for these farmers in terms of economic activity, coupled with social investments.
ORIP ensures that these individual producers receive technical training in grape production.
Training in the production of other products have recently also been introduced.
This has resulted in an admirable project: transferring knowledge and skills, providing economic support, and thereby creating committed growers with a new vision to the future.
These empowered Namibian people now are ‘living their dream’, and are an inspiration to other people from their communities.
The driving force behind this was partner Cool Fresh International, which has been building relationships with growers worldwide for many years.
Cool Fresh International has shown the world that small scale farmers in the developing world do not need to be treated differently.
ORIP has become a prime example of sustainable corporate social responsibility, and it has created many new opportunities for Namibian individuals.