Res­i­dents learn more about agri­cul­ture

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - AGRIPULSE - Welling­ton Mak­wakwa

RES­I­DENTS re­ceived valu­able in­for­ma­tion on agricultural busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties dur­ing the agri­cul­ture im­bizo at uMkho­bose in eSikhaleni on Thurs­day.

Spear­headed by Ward 16 Coun­cil­lor Thami Phahla, the con­fer­ence was held to ex­pose the com­mu­nity to pos­si­ble ca­reers and busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties within the sec­tor.

The pro­gramme was also meant to stim­u­late an in­ter­est among com­mu­nity mem­bers to pur­sue agricultural ac­tiv­i­ties.

‘Agri­cul­ture in one of the key eco­nomic sec­tors and a ma­jor player in cre­at­ing em­ploy­ment and sus­tain­ing ru­ral liveli­hoods,’ said Phahla.

‘It has how­ever been ac­knowl­edged the sec­tor is not con­tribut­ing to its full po­ten­tial and one of the ma­jor fac­tors for this lack of trans­for­ma­tion is lack of ac­cess to mar­kets and fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for small farm­ers,’ he said.

The pro­gramme also in­cluded speak­ers from var­i­ous depart­ments who shared their knowl­edge with res­i­dents.

Ward 16 res­i­dents came in numbers to re­ceive in­for­ma­tion on agri­cul­ture busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties

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