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The biofuel industry presents a major source of employment and economic development for local communities. Directors have a relationship with the communities around Mphola Village, Nongoma Municipality (Zululand District Municipality) where 8 000 ha of dormant arable land has been identified to date. A total of 20 000 ha will need to be allocated to soyabean production to meet the minimum requirement from emerging farmers. Local communities and small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMME’s) can benefit greatly through:

•    Farming (estimated 5000 jobs created)
•    Crop harvesting
•    Oil pressing and processing
•    Logistics and transport