Knowlege Hub for Southern Africa (KHSA)
The Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture in Southern Africa (KHSA) is part of the Knowledge Centre for Organic Agriculture in Africa (KCOA), a collaborative country-led partnership funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and nongovernmental organisations across Africa. The KCOA aims to scale up adoption of organic agriculture and agroecology farming practices through five Knowledge Hubs in Africa.
The South African-based Sustainability Institute supports project implementation in Southern Africa. Activities are being implemented in Zambia by Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) Zambia and Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC); in Namibia by the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) in collaboration with the Namibian Organic Association (NOA); in South Africa by the South African Organic Sector Organisation (SAOSO) in collaboration with PGS South Africa; and in Malawi in 2022 by Soil, Food and Healthy Communities (SFHC) and Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology (Kusamala). The other Knowledge Hubs are implemented by GIZ with partners organisations in North, West and Eastern and Central Africa.