AgriAid SA is an NGO, established in 2008, to organise and implement HIV, TB, NCD and wellness programmes for agriculture, forestry and fisheries workers whether permanent, seasonal or migrant. The programme is funded and supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), a PEPFAR implementing agency, and the National Department of Health (NDoH).
The main goal of AgriAid SA SA is to reduce the direct effects of HIV and TB on agriculture, forestry and fisheries workers and their beneficiaries. AgriAid SA promotes an integrated approach wherein HIV/TB awareness, information sharing, biannual testing, and treatment are essential components of the fight against the pandemic. Its interventions are implemented in agriculture, forestry and fisheries areas of Limpopo, North West, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga (MP) and Free State provinces and active in 12 districts. Collaboration with the Department of Health, Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries and other developmental partners has been fundamental to the success of AgriAid SA.
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries workers have access to quality health care and wellness services implemented effectively at their work place.
AgriAids SA projects aims to empower farm workers and their dependants to take responsibility for their own health and wellness, by participating in the HIV & other life improving programmes on farms.