The SERSA programme is funded by the Government of Flanders (herein after Flanders) for a period of three years beginning 2013 - 2015 December the amount of € 1 285 000. FHR was funded to manage these resources and distribute to CSOs working in the agrarian sector specifically looking at providing support for small-scale farming, land reform, climate change, and job creation. Three priority provinces were selected these being Free State, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal. The programme focused on promoting organic small agriculture as a means to alleviate poverty. THe principle by Flanders is that people must be given power to produce their own food and to be actively involved as participants in the food value chain.