AgriBioTech NPC and Scientific Roots
Kokstad, South Africa
MissionVision: Scientific Roots (we recently changed our name from Scientific Roets) and AgriBioTech NPC are social entrepreneurs who source, develop and scale innovative technologies and approaches that strengthen economic and environmental resilience and increase opportunities for income generation in rural areas.
Mission: Working towards the Sustainable Development Goals, Scientific Roots and AgriBioTech assists local, district, provincial and national authorities and other development agencies and corporates to achieve their rural community and enterprise development goals by improving entrepreneurial and agricultural human talents, innovating through new agricultural, tourism and agri-biotech product development and actively seeking access to new and alternative markets, thus promoting livelihood diversification whilst ensuring improved financial inclusion and community engagement
What We DoScientific Roots (PTY) LTD and AgriBioTech (their Entrepreneurial Incubator) are social entrepreneurs who source, develop and scale innovative technologies and approaches that strengthen economic and environmental resilience and increase opportunities for income generation in rural areas. We achieve this vision through:
* Agricultural and Rural Enterprise Project conception, business planning, implementation and project management ,
* Training, assessment, moderation and development of learning material (Fully Accredited Training Service Provider and Institute of Sectoral and Occupational Excellence of AgriSETA, with the NQF 4 New Venture Creation programme registered with ServicesSETA and a provisionally registered Private Training Provider with the Department of Higher Education and Training) in both the development and scientific space,
* Agricultural research (ad hoc research regarding indigenous resources, nutrition and agricultural economics in support of the Enterprises we help establish) and
* Development and incubation of innovative new products and services through AgriBioTech, a Non Profit Company established to encourage agripreneurial development in the AgriBioTech space at our AgriSPACE campus.