Ikhwezi Vegetable and Poultry Cooperative Ltd is a privately owned business operating in the Agricultural industry. It is located in Sikhwahlane about 35 km from Malelane in Mpumalanga Province. The cooperative was founded in 2000 by a group of 5 individual farmers from the community with a purpose of providing for their immediate families.
It has since grown its scope of the business to supplying fresh vegetables to Local Supermarket Stores (i.e. Spar, PnP, Boxers stores and other), Woolworths through Lowveld Sugars, Durban Market, Johannesburg Market, Nelspruit National Market and Local Schools. Ikhwezi is also providing mechanisation services and farming support (like coaching and mentorship) to local emerging farmers.
In the near future Ikhwezi will be further expanding its business to include greenhouses, a nursery, poultry, and fisheries.
Ikhwezi works with various stakeholders and associates which are among others, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the National Development Agency, AgrigateSA etc.
The main vision of Ikhwezi is to be the best Agricultural cooperative in South Africa and Abroad