In episode 35 of the Farmer’s Inside Track podcast: #TeamFoodForMzansi journeys to Tarlton, just outside Johannesburg, to check in with agri-powerhouse Vuthlari Chauke. She is a young vegetable farmer on a mission to change the face of agriculture in Mzansi.
Besides Chauke, also on the line-up is Jerry Aries, the acting chief director: farmer support and development in the Western Cape. He’s got the latest details on Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP) funding applications.
Also, the farmer who made his first million at the age of 27, Musawenkosi Kubheka, also joins Farmer’s Inside Track to talk about how a recent Food For Mzansi article about him created further opportunities.
And this week Mzansi farmers have selected The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup, by Noam Wasserman as their book of the week. You definitely also do not want to miss agricultural economist, Dr Johnny van der Merwe, for the latest price movements in the fresh produce markets.
Farmer's Inside Track is hosted by Food For Mzansi journalists Dawn Noemdoe and Duncan Masiwa.