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We about us

OFGS was founded in 1993 and registered in 1994 as a (Pty) Ltd. Its aim was to provide the South African farming community with products, knowledge and guidance for organic farming. These products were MycoSin, Oikomb, Quassetum and Madex, all EEC registered. When we discovered penac in 1995 the full potential of this so easy to use, relatively inexpensive and uncomplicated product was difficult to comprehend. Many tests and trials followed and during these we realized that here in the South African climate the products were in many instances more potent as in Germany, from where penac comes.  We had found a “jewel“ – a product range which finally allows the farmer to drastically reduce, often even totally eliminate, pesticides and antibiotics and from year to year reduce the demand for fertilizer as the soil builds up humus and own fertility. This product range is the future as well as our fertilizers (see also our new N range. Also look under Others where you will find additional helpful products – these can vary from time to time).
We found that seeds germinate better, plants grow easier with lesser problems, animals are healthier and better performing and producing, humans feel much better and more energetic, food and beverages improve and water is enjoyable again.
In the first years we were the only company in SA offering anything at all for organic farming and now we are the only company on the South African market which offers complete ranges  - and all totally environmental friendly, natural, non chemical and non toxic

Our aim is to
- help the user to reduce costs, increase quality and yield
- secure his future with sustainable agriculture
- produce healthier end products from plants and animals
- give our environment a chance to heal because without a healthy environment
  we have no future

We believe in honest and fair business – no pushing of products, over-selling, promising more than we can do – but in building a close relationship with our clientel that is based on understanding and trust.
 


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Facts and history

Organic Farm and Garden Supplies (Pty) Ltd, (94/04907/07) with its subsidiary penac Southern Africa is a South African based company situated in Durbanville, Western Cape.  100% of the shares are still owned by the founder, Helga Dietrich.

Organic Farm and Garden Supplies’ original target market was the organic producer market. But as we were ahead of the time with this target and also believe it is more important for the environment to reduce chemicals on thousands of hectars conventional farming and life stock than the impact we would make on, at that time, a few hundred hectars of fully organic land, we changed our direction. From 1996 on we began to concentrate on the conventional farming, although not forgetting th organic market.
Presently 98% of our agricultural business is in conventional farming but the organic market is growing rapidly.

Organic Farm and Garden Supplies/penac SA provides solutions to all agricultural problems including stock farming and husbandry on a natural basis.  Amongst these are:

Soil
(humus, fertility, and water retention capacity)

Plants
(resistance, fertility, quality, quantity)

Animals
(health, performance, production)

Water
(stabilization of waste and effluent water, vitalization of ground, surface and municipal water, industrial water problems).

Organic Farm and Garden Supplies also provides consulting and environmental guidance on request.
We continuously seek for new products which would supplement our existing non chemical and non toxic range.
NB: The need to reduce and where possible to eliminate the use of chemicals is growing from day to day and our products and services offer the ideal solutions.
 

Organic Farm and Garden Supplies/penac SA stands on sound financial ground.  The sales figures from March 1 to October 14 have increased by 172.2% between 1998 and 1999.  Up to now our main activities were in Western Cape, but Upington, Kimberley, Kroonstad, Bloemfontein, Bethlehem, PE and Natal are becoming very active.  Presently we cover approximately 1% of the potential market in South Africa not considering any of the other countries.  We are looking for business partners in all African countries, the US, Australia and the Middle East.

 


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