In 2018, Alufer launched several economic development initiatives, in support of solar salt production in the local area, fruit growing and food cropping. The food cropping initiative in particular has generated substantial interest and has now been expanded to include 7 villages on a total of 15 hectares. Bel Air Mining has provided technical support and seeds in order to establish crops such as chillies, aubergines, cassava, tomatoes and pineapples. The team are looking at how we can further beneficiate this process to increase revenues going forward, by supporting access to market and transformation in coming years.