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New farmers: Reasons to supply to fresh produce markets

If you’re a first-time farmer, supplying to the fresh produce markets may be the best way to get your business off the ground, advises farmer Mbali Nwoko, founder of Green Terrace.

Agripreneur 101: Making it in the spice business

In 2018, Kgodiso Lebea was having difficulty balancing her diet. As a student, the future spice-blend entrepreneur needed all the nutrients she could get, nutrients she believed existed in the moringa plant.

Agripreneurship 101: A look into the gin-making industry

Gin making entrepreneur Yongama Skweyiya, who started dreaming up business ideas when he was just 7 years old, shares his agripreneurial success tips.

How to start an olive farm that can crack export markets

So, you want to start an olive farm? Olives are versatile little fruits used to make more than just olive oil and finger foods to serve alongside your tapas. You can...

Entrepreneur helps female farmers thrive

Marginalised women face a variety of challenges, including a lack of information. Cleopatra Banda is setting out to change that in agriculture. Powered by Corteva Agriscience, we’re highlighting some of the...

Rural farmers in Zim grow maggots for chicken feed

Miriam Sibanda (32) dips her left hand into a heap of greyish matter lying in a makeshift pond and lifts out a handful of the mushy muck. With the index finger...

How to crack it in rabbit farming like Lesego

Laboratory technician Lesego Morapeli was looking for a side hustle when rabbit farming caught her eye. She went out and started a business that makes her this week's SoilSista. Powered by...

Side hustle: Student starts his own poultry farm

While at the age of 21 most of his peers are still trying to figure themselves out, Katlego Mohloding from Thothololo village in Ha-Muila, Limpopo has carved a niche in farming,...

How Zinhle burns poverty, one briquette at a time

When Zinhle Lorraine started her charcoal and briquette business, Six To Six Brands, it was out of the need to put food on the table. Now, by using invasive alien and waste plants to make eco-briquettes,...

How former farmworker built his own mushroom empire

When you ask 55-year-old Peter Nyathi how he went from being a farm labourer to owning his own commercially operating mushroom farm supplying more than 350 Shoprite Checkers and Pick n...

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From bullied teen to 15yo kitchen entrepreneur

Siphesile Mhlongo (15) from KwaZulu-Natal may not be old enough to drive or attend culinary school yet, this has not stopped her from starting...

Recipe: Sippy’s strawberry shake

Siphesile Mhlongo is only 15, but she's already running her own business, teaching other teens to cook. Having joined her mom to experiment in the...

Chicken farm guide: Tips on chicken feed

Farming with chickens is relatively cheap compared to other farming options. One of your biggest expenses will be chicken feed, so you need to know exactly how to minimise food wastage and spoilage in order to keep your costs down.

African swine fever tips for small-scale pig farmers

African swine fever is no child’s play. It can literally destroy pig farmers overnight. Currently, Mzansi has at least 52 outbreaks across the country. An expert has top tips on biosecurity measures.

Farm dwellers, farmers clash with government over land

Farm dwellers, whose families have lived on Bapsfontein Farm (portion 5 of Varkfontein) near Bronkhorstspruit since 1954, have taken control of 160 of its 222 hectares, claiming that they are the rightful beneficiaries of the land.