South African Women in Farming (SAWIF) is an organisation of women in farming, that is; in Crop farming, Animal farming and Agro-Processing; it is a national organisation with its presence in all nine Provinces.

During the year 2009 two (2) founders of SAWIF, namely Mapula Motuku and Matete Mokgetlhe, after assessing the need to respond to challenges of high unemployment, suffering and abject poverty among Black women, youth state, people with disability and people in Rural Areas; South African Women in Farming {SAWIF} objects include among others “to coordinate and support Women, including Youth in South Africa to become commercial farmers…and partner with Governrnent, stakeholders nationally and internationally…in the quest to have a meaningful contribution to the world food security programs. Contribute to the macro economic objectives of the country thereby creating wealth for its members and job opportunities in Mzanzi.


To become a leading non-profit organisation that produce globally competitive women and youth female farmers that impact positively our environment and the South African socio-economy to the benefit of all stakeholders


SAWIF will be recognised as a South African non-profit organisation that is women driven, operating in global markets, especially in Africa. Its members will be facilitated and supported to develop into diverse  products of live and non-live stock commercial farmers that cover the whole value –chain of the agricultural sector and the related products. For ensuring sustainable farming and food security the latest relevant and effective technology will be employed by our members. All these will be done  for the benefit of its customers and stakeholders through ongoing agricultural research, innovation, quality products and empowered employees.


  1. To have registered 20 000 members in good standing with SAWIF within five years,  that is by 31st December 2020.
  2. To acquire adequate land and encourage members to form successful Co-operatives in all Provinces by 31st December 2018.
  3. To ensure that SAWIF produce  or facilitate realisation of 15 000 viable commercial  farmers by 31st December 2020.
  4. To ascertain that considerable farmers’ products are available for export purposes and 80% access of profitable global markets are secured for all the products by 31st December 2019.
  5. To reduce significantly the higher rate of unemployment (30% reduction of existing unemployment rate in RSA).
  6. To facilitate sustainable funding for women and youth farmers including the Administration of SAWIF as a non-profit organisation.
  7. Promote aggressively the positive image of SAWIF worldwide in the next 5 years.

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