Biodynamic Agricultural Association Southern Africa

Biodynamic Agricultural Association Southern Africa

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History

The earliest record of biodynamic practice in South Africa was in the 1930’s and it was not until 1982 that the long-nurtured vision of forming an association named BDAASA was realized. 

Biodynamic agriculture in Southern Africa spans a history of 7 decades which was built up through the dedication, determination and drive of its proponents.

Despite the constraints of climate, opposition from chemical farmers, the expansion of GM crops and the lack of formal training the achievements of the pioneers who persevered is all the more remarkable

 

The Biodynamic Association (active since 2015) holds an annual conference, distributes the Southern African Biodynamic Planting Calendar and ensures the Biodynamic Preparations are available. The Association furthermore maintains regular contact with members and affiliates on its database advising them of developments, topical issues, new initiatives, courses and workshops through email and social media. Today, BDAASA is effectively reaching out to all like-minded organizations, farmers, gardeners and consumers to engage in truly sustainable agriculture. Interest in and awareness of Biodynamics is growing and being followed up in neighbouring countries e.g. Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique and Swaziland. 

 

BDAASA is a  member of BFDI (Biodynamic Federation Demeter International) , IBDA (International Biodynamic Association), SAOSA (South African Organic Association), IFOAM (International Federation of Organics) and PGS South Africa.

BDAASA attend regular international conferences and are proud hosts to a number of distinguished international guests who contribute to our seminars and learnership experience.


BDAASA is a registered NPO and has PBO status.