The Zimbabwean government had asked for more vigilant border controls to stop the spread of the PPR (Peste des petits ruminants) virus in Zimbabwe, and to countries outside its borders,
Patrick Sekwatlakwatla has played a significant role in the beef sector, introducing and developing new players to mainstream commercial farming, for more than 25 years. He has been instrumental in establishing impactful programmes that help empower emerging farmers in South Africa. Peter Mashala spoke to Patrick, who is also South Africa’s first black cattle judge.
In the African Farming season two finale, farmer and social activist Pinky Hlabedi is presented with her cattle thanks to the Sernick Group and their head of transformation, Patrick Sekwatlakwatla.
It’s the end of the second season of African Farming. Host Lindiwe Sithole says it was a privilege to share the stories featured in Season 2. “Each of the farmers had a unique story to tell and we can learn a valuable lesson from each of them.” In the last episode she travels to Kroonstad to interview Patrick Sekwatlakwatla and Zacharia Matli, a dream team duo farming with cattle and vegetables.
Eric Mauwane is a successful chilli and pepper farmer and the owner of Oneo Farms in Tarlton, Gauteng. Freddie Ndindana from Corteva, who has spent a lot of time with Eric discusses his progress in studio with Bathabile Modutoane.
This week on African Farming, Bathabile Modutoane is back in the studio with Praveen Dwarika, managing director of Lemang Agricultural Services. They discuss the importance of sustainability for future generations in agriculture.
FarmDirect (www.farmdirect.africa), a new marketing platform for agricultural produce, will now allow farmers to market their farm produce directly to consumers.
Albert Coetzee from Rovic Africa, Matome Ramokgopa from Enza Zaden and Praveen Dwarika from AFGRI’s Lemang Agricultural Services join Lindiwe Sithole in the studio with Lindiwe to recap episode 12 with featured farmer Tshepiso Mametja!
Baby vegetables, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, orchards, small livestock, cattle… The list goes on. Tshepiso Mametja, owner of Maswele Farming in Limpopo, has a lot on her plate but she makes it work. Lindiwe Sithole, host of African Farming Season 2, meets this incredible female farmer who dares to dream big.
In partnership with Elanco, African Farming will be running a short survey this month. The purpose of the survey is to ultimately get a better grasp of our market readers so that the publication can, in future, serve them with more relevant information and articles.
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