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Makuya Co-operative

The Makuya Traditional Healers Worker Primary Co-operative Ltd is a cooperative of traditional healers from the Makuya region of Limpopo. In 2004 they successfully petitioned Chief Makuya to allocate 200 hectares to the group for the purpose of medicinal plants conservation. Since then they have been building partnerships with key local stakeholders, including the Kruger National Park, the Department of Health and Social Development, the South African Police Service, the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism, the Limpopo Business Support Agency. Natural Justice supported the Makuya Traditional Health Workers Primary Cooperative to submit a proposal to the UNDP-GEF Small Grants Program. After two visits to the region a proposal on the “Conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants in the Makuya region of Limpopo to develop healthcare, livelihoods, environmental education, bio-trade and bio-prospecting opportunities and bio-cultural tourism” was submitted. In December 2010 the group was awarded the grant, which is currently in the process of being implemented.

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3 February 2010

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