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WWF Conservation Champions

Farming legacy of respect for nature and the environment

In the heart of South Africa's fertile farmlands, the Graaff brothers De Villiers Graaff (1988F) and Robert Graaff (1992F), are carrying on a legacy of sustainable and innovative farming started by Sir David Pieter de Villiers Graaff, their great-grandfather. Their long-standing commitment to environmental conservation has been recognised with Conservation Champion status by the WWF, the world’s leading independent conservation organisation.

Sustainability First

They've prioritized environmental care, opting for organic farming and minimizing chemical use. Their focus on crop rotation, soil health, and water conservation not only protects the land but ensures their farms thrive long-term.


Beyond farming, the Graaff brothers are dedicated to preserving South Africa's natural beauty and biodiversity. They've set aside parts of their land as protected areas, serving as havens for local plants and wildlife. Their efforts have earned recognition and support from locally and abroad.

The Graaff brothers are not just farmers; they're stewards of the land. Their dedication to preserving the environment, supporting their community, and embracing innovation is admirable.

As advocates for responsible farming, they continue to make a significant impact on both agriculture and conservation in their region.


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