Mdukatshani, established in 1975 is a non-profit, Non Governmental Orginisation(NGO) based in Weenen/Msinga area of KwaZulu Natal, a province of South Africa.

Our work supports African farmers and their families, through :

Goat Agribusiness Project

Mdukatshani has set up a Goat Agribusiness pilot Project across the poorest rural municipalities in Kwazulu/Natal

In a four way partnership with the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs

This projects seeks to increase productivity in  small African goat herds.

This productivity  increase will be supported by youth micro-businesses which will support farmers in basic animal health care as well as feed production and sales.

Click here to see more on this project

Homestead animal farming

Mdukatshani supports farmers in all homestead animals but concentrates on Goats/Sheep, Chickens and Cattle. 

Click here to go the livestock pages

Training materials

A variety of training materials are available to support farmers or peer to peer organisations.

Click here to access training materials

Youth schools clubs

Youth clubs at schools learning about human and animal health as well as life skills

Click here to go to this page

Ethnic Jewelry project

A jewelry project supporting 150 craters and artisans who work with beads, grass and metal to create products for national and international markets

Click here for sales and products


A research support program collaborating between academics the state researchers and farmers  to answer farmers questions and problems

Click here for links and downloads to research and archives

Click here for the goat innovation platform discussions

Thanks to our funders, sponsors, supporters and peer organisations.

Click here to see their details.