The project was established resulting from an expressed need by a group of emerging farmers. The overall goal of the project was to improve sorghum production, aimed at uplifting the socio?economic well being of the Maqhashu farmers. Through RULIV’s facilitation and the involvement of the Emalalheni Municipality, the sorghum?producing farmers in Maqhashu agreed to make use of their individual plots for a single production point and the establishment of an association. Through continued mentoring, the project has become a model for alternative marketing opportunities and various product packaging; partnerships between smallholders and large buyers of crops.