SAOSO is the South African node of the Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture in Southern Africa (KHSA). KHSA aims to scale up adoption of organic farming practices in the Southern African region over a four-year period. The South African-based Sustainability Institute provides support for project implementation in the region.
KHSA is part of the Knowledge Centre for Organic Agriculture in Africa (KCOA) project. The KCOA project is a collaborative country-led partnership funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and non-governmental organisations.
KHSA focuses project activities in Zambia, led by Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) Zambia; in Namibia, led by the Namibia Nature Foundation in collaboration with the Namibian Organic Association; and in South Africa, led by the South African Organic Sector Organisation.GIZ is also implementing this project in north, east, west and central Africa.