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New episode of SA’s top farmers’ podcast now available


Mzansi’s top farmers’ podcast, Farmer’s Inside Track, is back with a brand-new episode, now available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts. It is an absolute must-hear for farmers and agripreneurs who want to stay updated with the very latest moves in the world of farming and agriculture.

Episode 36 of Farmer’s Inside Track boasts many highlights:

AMT Fresh Produce Outlook by Standard Bank

With millions facing hunger due to the covid-19 nationwide lockdown, ‘pot slaughterings’ and crop thefts are becoming more prevalent.
With millions facing hunger due to the covid-19 nationwide lockdown, ‘pot slaughterings’ and crop thefts are becoming more prevalent.

Agricultural economist Dr Johnny van der Merwe analyses price movements in the fruit and vegetable markets. Among others, he says the potato price increased by 3% week-on-week to R44,19 per 10 kilogram bag due to a 19% dip in volumes. Looking forward, we are expecting volumes to decline and prices to stay on an upward trend at least until middle August.

Higher tomato volumes delivered last week resulted in the price to decrease by 27% week-on-week to R6,81 per kilogram. The carrot price decreased by 10% last week to R3,83 per kilogram with lower volumes due to the colder weather, and the onion price increased by 3% to R5,24 per kilogram with lower volumes on most markets.

Click here for a detailed analysis of fruit and vegetable prices.

Farmers’ book of the week

Farmers have selected “The Art of Hustling: Sell or Surrender” by DJ Sbu as their book of the week. Photo: Supplied

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Food For Mzansi farmers have selected The Art of Hustling: Sell or Surrender by Sbusiso Leope, better known as the super famous DJ Sbu, as their book of the week.

In this book, he reveals how a positive outlook, resilience, hard work and determination can help you win in every sphere. This inspiring read also acts as a practical handbook, showing you how to apply the art of hustling to become a winning dealmaker.

His passion for youth development comes through loud and clear in this easy-to-read, easy-to-use handbook. Full of practical examples, sound advice and no-nonsense insights, it’s a must-have for every person who wishes to further their lives and their careers, whether in the corporate world or starting out on an entrepreneurial journey.

DJ Sbu’s career is testimony to his strength, resilience and spirit of innovation; the very qualities needed to get ahead in today’s rapidly evolving business environment. In sharing his story, he hopes to ignite others’ success.

Inspiration to help you reach you’re a-game

Lianne Jones, Produce Marketing Association country manager for South Africa. Photo: Supplied

We also catch up with Siyabonga Mngoma, the owner of Abundance Wholesome Foods. Lianne Jones, the newly-appointed country manager for the Produce Marketing Association for Southern Africa, shares her top business tip while indigenous goat farmer Emmanuel Mudau talks about why he believes that farming as the best way of fighting poverty.

Farmer’s Inside Track 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.

How to listen to Farmer’s Inside Track

Option 1: Click here to listen on Spotify (all mobile and other devices).
Option 2: Click here to listen on any Apple device.
Option 3: Click here to listen on Google Podcasts.
Option 4: Click here listen using this player. Just click “play”.
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