Mr Strachan teaching the non-inversion tillage of planting pits technique to members of the Mazabakweni Community near Highflats
Mrs Gebashe from Madakeni Village near Umzimkhulu, exhibits the produce from her garden, the result of Mr Strachan’s drive to help boost food security in this community.
The high rainfall and relatively cold conditions make the Harry Gwala District favourable for dairy farming. About 10 % of milk consumed in South Africa is produced here.
Mr Strachan provides a demonstration to the Mazabakweni Community near Highflats on agro-ecological techniques suitable for household-level cultivation of vegetables to boost food security in this region
Along with dairy and field crops and grain, timber and forestry make up the dominant commodities and value chains within the Harry Gwala district.
Mr Gehla Mngoma, with his flourishing crop of cabbages now under irrigation on Ponderosa near Ixopo. Gehla has been mentored by the former owner of the farm, Mr Beesie Stone and his partner, Mr Craig Macfarlane.
Mrs Audrey Nzimande, an aspiring farmer from Ndumakude near Creighton
Mrs Ngcobo from the Celokuhle Timber & Dairy Farm Trust near Swartberg and her mentor Mr Robert Williamson (R)
Mr Cyril Hlengwa on his farm in Hlutankungu near Highflats
in-service training programme students, Asanda Jele (L) and Njabulo Makhatini primed for action on the Stapylton-Smith’s farm near Donnybrook
Mzilikazi Khumalo (R), a young man with a very promising future in farming, presently undertaking his in-service training on the Hauff’s farm at Mackenzie