There is a problem with soil conditions especially in Platfontein in the Northern Cape Province because it is an arid place. The area does not receive much rains therefore the soil conditions are not good for most crops as they lack necessary nutrients. The community lacks understanding about the soil conditions in the area, and what crops are suitable to be planted there.
1) soil conditions in the area,
2) its suitability for certain food crops,
3) when to plant them (seasons and weather conditions), and
4) how to prevent the soil from further drying out.