Training & Capacity Development

Current projects

Adaptation training

Indigo is offering customised adaptation training. We are offering these courses to a range of practitioners and academics, representatives from civil society or government. These courses are offered in collaboration with the South African Adaptation Network.

Past projects

Facilitation training

Indigo is providing a range of facilitation and communication training courses. There are some standardized courses for facilitation, project management and adaptation. But courses can also be offered customized to a group/ organisation.

Relaunching the Rooibos Heritage Route

The Rooibos Heritage Route links Wupperthal to Nieuwoudtville - and is an amazing place to explore the rugged rooibos country and its people! Indigo facilitates the prcoess of upgrading local facilities and to support an effective booking mechanism. Indigo is also currently developing marketing materials for the Rooibos Heritage Route.


Participatory GIS

Participatory GIS

Participatory GIS has been used in many different contexts ranging from conservation to land reform and organic certification.

Participatory GIS focuses on creating maps with and for land users.

For more information contact:
Bettina Koelle -



BIOTA AFRICA has been jointly invented by African and German researchers aiming at the establishment of research supporting sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in Africa.

Indigo is contributing a capacity development component focusing on TR learning and training workshop for BIOTA scientists in communication, participatory methods and facilitation.

Growing local seed: Seeds Aplenty

Growing local seed: Seeds Aplenty

Indigo is supporting a local organisation: Nieuwoudtville Seeds Aplenty to grow and market local seed to the international fair trade market.

A group of four local individuals has founded Seeds Aplenty as is harvesting seed in their nursery since 2005 for export and local sales. If you would like to contact Seeds Aplenty please email:

Marketing Support: Heiveld Co-operative

Marketing Support: Heiveld Co-operative

Indigo has been providing marketing support to the Heiveld Co-operative for the past years. The members of the Heiveld Co-operative are small scale rooibos tea farmers from the Bokkeveld Plateau producing wild and planted organic rooibos tea.

You can visit the web site of the Heiveld Co-op to learn more:

For more information:

Backstopping for Biodiversity Businesses

Adaptation to climate change of small scale Rooibos Tea farmers

Indigo is working in close collaboration with the Nieuwoudtville Publicity Association to help new and viable biodiversity businesses to emerge.

Indigo provides backstopping and help with business management, bookkeeping and business plan development.

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Rooibos Heritage Route

Adaptation to climate change of small scale Rooibos Tea farmers

Indigo supported the development of the Rooibos Heritage Route in collaboration with a multi-stakeholder steering committee. The Route between Nieuwoudtville and Wupperthal offers authentic small scale farmers experiences ranging from guided hikes to explore rock art and medicinal plants to courses on baking of traditional bread and harvesting your own wild rooibos tea!