In order for emerging farmers to succeed, we need to put them at the centre of the development and provide world class solutions that solve broad agriculture challenges. Collaboration with established/various key partners plays a vital role in the implementation of sustainable programs - to provide:
The fund will provide affordable access to funding and financial management solutions
These will involve inclusive and participatory farmer training to showcase best practice and encourage rotations
The fund will provide learnerships and apprenticeships for historically disadvantaged individuals
The fund will introduce world class practices that build farmer resilience and improve soil health
Tech support will be available throughout the year to increase emerging farmer acumen and productivity
Patience is required when investing in emerging farmers. It is not uncommon to wait 7-8 years before seeing the full benefits. Therefore, support given needs to be certain and for the long haul if these farmers will grow, create more cost efficient crops, have access to markets and then create other jobs in the areas of operations, software solutions, and inventory management
By building on existing models and co-creating new ones – together with our partners we aim to maximize the impact of our investments through a partnership-based approach.