The farming experiment that became a business

When David Samutela bought his 1 000 ha farm just south of Mkushi town in Zambia’s Central Province in 2006 he had no intention of farming. He had just retired from a corporate career at the Zambia’s national airline and bought the land as an investment. The advertisement in the…

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SA black farmers tired of waiting for support

South African smallholder farmers are unhappy about the slow pace of land reform and support to farmers and want to discuss these issues. The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) is the host for a conference on transformation in the agricultural sector from July 30 to August 1. The…

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How a communal farmer went to commercial success

All too often people think that land bought with a government grant is doomed to commercial failure. This Namibian farmer, however, planned his farm meticulously to maximise its potential and has built up a large enterprise consisting of two studs, commercial livestock and a game farm. It was careful planning,…

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How a communal farmer went to commercial success
Charles has a Boer goat stud and takes part in shows where he has already produced various champions.

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