Social & Economic Development

Youth and Women Empowerment

INMED leverages its programmes to provide opportunities to help youth, women and individuals with disabilities develop marketable skills and achieve economic and social self-sufficiency. Via our aquaponics projects at various schools and community projects, we provide training and assistance on how to establish and maintain a commercial aquaponics system, as well as how to identify and sell to lucrative markets for their produce and value-added products. Our recently launched Health in Action Break Time Buddies programme provides training and jobs for unemployed youth, who have graduated high school. Selected by school governing boards, Break Time Buddies lead fun participatory education and activities on nutrition, physical activity and healthy lifestyles during daily recess time at more than 100 schools participating in INMED’s Health in Action programme. Click here to read one of our success stories. Click here to read one of our success stories.

Enterprise Development and Inclusion

At the heart of all INMED programmes are socio-economic and enterprise development principles that address high levels of unemployment, poverty, inequality and skills shortage. INMED invites all corporates interested in investing in the sustainability of successful community-driven initiatives—while gaining their social economic development and enterprise development points—to collaborate with us.


Our programmes have been highly effective at equipping youth, women, disadvantaged farmers and individuals with disabilities with the knowledge and technologies required to grow thriving agricultural enterprises that are resilient to climate change. Click here to read how we’re empowering women in Northern Cape.

INMED has worked in the disability sector in South Africa since 2012, delivering direct training and technical assistance in climate-change adaptive agriculture and aquaponics. Our 3-pillar model of technical training, access to affordable financing and links to markets enables emerging entrepreneurs of varying abilities to launch sustainable agribusinesses. Click here to read more about our projects for disabled farmers in Free State.