We recap African Farming episode five from our second season with our trusted panel experts, Dr. Thapelo Makae from Elanco, Praveen Dwarika from AFGRI’s Lemang Agricultural Services, Admire Mutsvario, Manager of Projects and Strategic Planning at John Deere Africa and the Middle East and Dr. Francois van de Vyver, the National Technical Manager at Voermol Feeds.
Lindiwe Sithole, host of African Farming Season 2, travels all the way to the Eastern Cape to visit Mandla Mandlendoda and his brother Johnston to experience some of aspects of their large mixed-farming operation spanning a number of farming disciplines.
Lindiwe Sithole, host of African Farming Season 2, travels to the Eastern Cape, where she is impressed by the large farming enterprise that Mandla and Johnston Mandlendoda have built up. These two brothers understand what it takes to collaborate. “Luckily we grew up together and did everything together from a young age,” Mandla says.
Want to shoot out the lights with your maize, sunflower or soya crop? African Farming spoke to Johan Meyer from Hartbeesfontein in North West, the winner of the Grow for Gold competition, to hear how this maize and sunflower farmer managed to achieve a record sunflower yield of 4.4t/ha.