In this episode of Farmer’s Inside Track agriculture podcast we’re catching up with 27-year-old Cape Town agripreneur Ncumisa Mkabile.
She has proven that with a little bit of creativity, social media savvy, and a can-do spirit, anything is possible. Mkabile’s biggest life goal is simple, but yet so powerful, “To feed the nation, one spinach at a time”.
This feisty agripreneur currently operates her business in one of the biggest townships in the mother city. “My community has been really supportive. They are really excited. The excitement comes because I’m a female, I’m still young and a farmer. So it’s new to them, we don’t have a lot of female farmers,” she adds.
In our HEALTH SQAURED agri update, Bianca Viljoen, director of marketing, rewards and distribution at Agility Agri unpacks Agility’s Gap and CoPay cover.
According to Viljoen Gap cover is something that the health care industry in South Africa has been very attuned towards in the past couple of years. Read the article if you want to find out more about this accessible health care solution.
Also on this episode Jozi home cook Chuene Lefala shares her secret ingredient to a perfect, home cooked Mzansi meal. You’ll also be empowered with a top tip from nutritionist Andrea Du Plessis.
On the top of our reading list this week is, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth.
As Duckworth defines it, grit is passion and sustained persistence applied toward long-term achievement, with no particular concern for rewards or recognition along the way. This best-selling book is a must-read for anyone striving to succeed.
And, our weekly AMT Fresh Produce Outlook on the market with agri economist Dr Johnny van der Merwe is a must-listen for any agripreneur. He highlights the latest price movements and expectations for the week.
Farmer’s Inside Track agriculture podcast is proudly brought to you by Food For Mzansi. The show, ranking high-up on South Africa’s weekly podcast charts, is hosted by Dawn Noemdoe and Duncan Masiwa. It promises to bring you up to speed with the latest movements in the fascinating world of farming and agriculture.
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