Do you have what it takes to join the league of extraordinary #SoilSistas on the fast-track to success thanks to Corteva Agriscience in partnership with the GIBS Entrepreneurship Development Academy?
Applications are now accepted for the third cohort of #SoilSistas, a developmental programme for high-potential women farmers and agripreneurs. The programme – now in its third year –is also backed by Food For Mzansi.
Barbra Muzata, corporate communications and brand leader for Corteva Agriscience in Africa and the Middle East, says organisers are awaiting applications of promising candidates that are willing to learn, unlearn and relearn.
“The programme has gone from strength to strength since the pilot. The process begins by selecting the most promising project applications and these successful applicants will benefit from the training programme, designed, and delivered by sector experts and mentors,” explains Muzata.
What’s in it for #SoilSistas?
- Selected women farmers and agripreneurs benefit from national visibility;
- They receive world-class training at the GIBS Academy to help them better run their respective businesses;
- They benefit from networking with other high-profile agriculturists.
“Providing visibility, acknowledgement, mentorship, networking sessions, technical seed and crop protection training, and guidance by Corteva teams, Corteva, in collaboration with its partners and industry, will devise and roll out practical learning excursions,” adds Muzata.
Want to apply?
Don’t wait too long because applications for the 2023 edition of #SoilSistas close on Wednesday, 15 February 2023.
Apply now and participate in a 12-month programme that will equip you with the necessary skills to take your business to the next level. All the information and criteria can be found online. Simply click on this link to apply.
Still need some convincing? Food For Mzansi caught up with two of the farmers who were participating in the 2022 edition of #SoilSistas with Corteva Agriscience.
Zanele Tsambo, a farmer and agripreneur from North West, details how her life was changed by the programme and after she was subsequently profiled by Food For Mzansi.
She says, “People [now] understand what I do for a living and I received Facebook positive comments and likes on Twitter and Instagram. I’ve had young people inboxing me, requesting information about how to start farming or to be mentored. And thirdly, it motivates me to push harder so that I’ve got an even bigger story to share.”
Meanwhile, Limpopo farmer Boipelo Molefe describes the #SoilSistas programme as “a great morale booster”.
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