RULIV facilitated a developmental food garden and medicinal plants project through which natural endowments owned communally could sustainably deliver significant returns to surrounding local communities. Activities included securing of land tenure and communal revenue arrangements to create an environment conducive to the establishment of eco-tourism businesses for the benefit of the communities. These included organic horticulture (medicinal plants and vegetables) and the development of appropriate technologies for effective production and harvesting. Partners in the project include the Nqabara Tourism Trust, the Department of Water Affairs, the Mbashe Local Municipality (MLM) and the Amathole District Municipality (ADM).