Chain stores and Bank work together for transformation

Emerging farmers’ access to financing should be combined with technical support, said the executive head of the Land Bank. Mr TP Nchocho, with the undersigning of a memorandum of an agreement (MoU) between the bank and Pick ’n Pay, said access to finances cannot solely be the main catalyst for…

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Communal farmers do more with less

Through the support and motivation of the Underberg Farmers Association (UFA), black farming communities in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) have increased their yields, improved their knowledge and learnt new skills. The UFA has a mission to bridge the knowledge gap in a practical way by teaching improved methods of planting…

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Black farmers mustn’t pin hope on government

Forget about government and its promises – rather forge partnerships with commercial farmers. That’s the advice given to prospective black farmers from Sernick Agriculture Group’s Nick Serfontein. Serfontein was a panellist at the Nampo harvest day in South Africa’s North West Province where he discussed the Land Bank’s new financial…

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We’ve had enough, say SA’s black farmers

Fed up with the government’s land reform programme, and the perceived lack of support, black, South African farmers will demonstrate their frustrations by taking part in a planned march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the administrative capital of SA. Afasa [The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa] and Nerpo…

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