African Farmers

 
Celebrating women and youth in agriculture
Celebrating women and youth in agriculture
"Women and the youth are taking advantage of the technology, resources and support offered by government to contribute to the economy of this...
Retrospective view
Retrospective view
Selina Hlabedi is a formidable and well-known name in the Gauteng agriculture sector. Her story of growth is one of many in the region, and mirrors...
2017 Young Farmer Awards winner - Vilakazi Farming Business Enterprise
2017 Young Farmer Awards winner - Vilakazi Farming Business Enterprise
Last year’s winners of the Young Farmer Award, Vilakazi Farming Business Enterprise, have been “overwhelmed but excited” thanks to the...
2018 Young Farmer Award winner - Senakhomo Farming
2018 Young Farmer Award winner - Senakhomo Farming
Lerato Senakhomo (27), a full-time commercial and multi-award-winning woman farmer, is the winner of this year’s Young Farmer Award.
2018 Female Entrepreneur Award – Sibhale Skin Solutions
2018 Female Entrepreneur Award – Sibhale Skin Solutions
“I want us to embrace our indigenous African knowledge of trees and realise the greatness in our names.” Portia Mngomezulu used this guiding...
Anna Phosa is living her dream of becoming a successful pig farmer
Anna Phosa is living her dream of becoming a successful pig farmer
A successful business, Anna Phosa tells me, needs one to have drive and a clear vision. And she clearly had those two things when setting up...
Bet the farm and save the world
Bet the farm and save the world
The world population is expected to reach about nine billion by 2050 — and we are all going to have to eat. If you can feed us, you are sure...
Empower 'subsistence farmers' to become profitable businesses
Empower 'subsistence farmers' to become profitable businesses
I recently joined more than a dozen of the world’s sharpest minds on African agriculture in an unprecedented effort to devote an entire issue of...
Anger at Malema's 'insane' land-grab comments
Anger at Malema's 'insane' land-grab comments
Agricultural organisations across the racial spectrum spoke out on Monday against African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) leader Julius...

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