Since EAC was founded from the old Eksteenskuil Farmers Association in 2006, we have created a strong and well managed organisation that serves as a focal point for our farmers and the wider community. We have worked hard to build strong, trusting relationships with our members, our business partners and our stakeholders and we work together to the advantage of our land and people.
One hundred smallholder farmers have joined EAC and farm approximately over 520 hectares. Our climate is ideal for vines, alfalfa, water melons, potatoes and maize. The farmers are growing raisins on approximately 200 hectares and this is our most important cash crop.
EAC has a positive, creative and mutually supportive relationship with Red Sun Raisins, our main processing partner. We have worked closely together to develop projects together, to access new markets and to develop branded packaging. We are currently working together to create new co-branded products which we hope to take to new markets, especially the local market. This is a relationship which we expect to thrive and strengthen over the coming years.
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