Umnga Farmers Group,
Ready to Help the African Farming Industry

Current Projects

“We cannot be separated in interest or divided in purpose. We stand together until the end.”

Woodrow T. Wilson

Garcias for Africa | Mental Wellness Programme

Selection of the correct Entry Point for any community intervention program will determine its eventual outcome. We have found that most intervention projects fail, because the Entry Point is directed towards community demands, instead of the community’s mental wellness.


Through our intervention program we shift the Entry Point to address community wellness first. We introduce people to a new understanding of the mind that exposes the powerful yet invisible link between what we think and how we feel, and why we behave the way we do. This will assist people to gain a better understanding of their current reality, taking responsibility for their own lives and their community they live in. We will show them that just as all problems begin in the mind, so do all their solutions.

Edenville Community Upliftment Programme

Edenville is a small town situated in the Free State, South Africa. The Edenville community is in distress for more than 2 decades. Besides that, they have developed an internal resilience of survival. Economic rehabilitation is not going to happen through a quick fix solution by entering a development intervention at the wrong place.


It will take a minimum period of 6 months to start seeing a turn in the distress levels of households, this will bring new thoughts, new ideas and a shift towards taking responsibility towards foreseeing the basic needs of food security, water and sanitation. Of course, there must be assistance for Mental Wellness training and feeding schemes as part of a successful entering, but ultimately the economic rehabilitation will start with a new demand shift towards commercialisation.


JumpStart School Programme

The Learner Enhancement Programme assists learners in Grade 10, 11 and 12 to achieve a formal occupational qualification through an innovative programme that incorporates the Agricultural school curriculum (CAPS) with practical training and e-Learning methodologies. Positive exposure and early successes will be key in encouraging school leavers to pursue careers in agriculture.

We support Unicom Agricultural School, to educate our youth to engage in agri-business and create employment. It is one of South Africa’s oldest Agricultural Schools, situated in Tweespruit, South Africa. The majority of the children attending this school, come from disadvantaged families.


This project focuses on the training of emerging farmers in southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and the DRC). Disadvantaged and nutritional vulnerable communities are supported to increase their food security, nutrition, resilience, income and dignity.


Training supporting sustainable food production and Mental Wellness is the core part of this project.

Our biggest need is bursaries to support young individuals to obtain agricultural qualifications.


Farm Again Project

Any farm equipment, new or used, will be distributed among disadvantaged agricultural schools and farming communities. It will be used as part of their training – how to use it, repair it and how best to look after it. 


If you have any equipment to sponsor or would like more information regarding this project, please contact us. 


Take hands with us and contribute to the future and food security in Africa