Emerging farmers in SA offer help during drought

Amidst the ongoing drought in South Africa bringing hundreds of farmers to their knees, emerging farmers in the Taung district in the Northern Cape are committed to helping their fellow farmers in need. Michael Donaldson, a lucerne farmer at Donaldson Farming, said he approached emerging farmers to be part of…

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Emerging farmers: South African banks more supportive

The Land Bank will now take respected mentors into consideration when deciding whether to fund emerging farmers. During the African Farmer’s Association of South Africa (Afasa) annual congress in Johannesburg, Portia Zulu, provincial manager of Land Bank, said emerging farmers must overcome different challenges. Zulu was part of a panel…

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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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Small farmers upset over K2 million emerging farmers fund

Irate smallholder farmers want to know how K2 million, which was allocated in the 2017 budget under the Emergent Farmers Assistance Fund to help them mechanise their farms, was spent. At least 1 000 smallholder farmers were to benefit from the money. Scores of farmers who spoke to Africanfarming.com on…

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