Land Bank develops new asset insurance, including options for emerging, small-scale farmers

The Land Bank insurance branch in cooperation with TWK Agri has developed a new asset insurance product tailored for the agricultural sector. It also caters to the needs of small and emerging farmers. Kobus Stapelberg, manager or corporate insurance at TWK Agri, said their research showed general comprehensive insurance which…

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Commercial farmers using their skills to uplift emerging farmers

A South African farming community is taking it on themselves to aid local emerging farmers and communities to achieve commercial viability and self sustainability. Commercial farmers and supporting partners launched the Harry Gwala Agri Organisation on 8 March in the Harry Gwala region in KZN. The non-profit organisation will serve…

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World Bank awards boost for South African small-scale farmers

The approval of a R1.3 billion (US$93million) loan from the World Bank to South Africa’s Land Bank, is a significant boost for the country’s emerging farming sector. The loan is noteworthy since it is a long-term loan spread over 25 years. It advances the country’s target to create 1 million…

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