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1. Role players


  • South African Institute of Agricultural Engineers (SAIAE) Find the “Structures and facilities” menu option. A contact form is available on the website.
  • Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association Tel: 011 726 6111

Training and research

  • Africa Land-Use Training (ALUT) Tel: 078 228 0008 ALUT offers a four day course on basic farm planning (includes a basic infrastructure development plan for your farm).
  • ARC-Agricultural Engineering (ARC-AE) Tel: 012 842 4017 The ARC-AE is involved the designing, testing and development of farm structures, stores, workshops, labour housing and appropriate animal housing/ handling facilities. Building and structure guidelines can be purchased from them (see heading 2). Some of these can also be read on their website.
  • Nelson Mandela University School of Natural Resource Management Tel: 044 801 5019 / 111 barry.muller [at] Expertise in basic wooden structures on farms


NERPO Financial Services’ Infrastructure fund is a credit line that provides emerging farmers with finance for infrastructural developments on their farms. Visit