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Buhle is hiring!

20th February 2024

Buhle Farmers Academy seeks a dynamic and experienced Training Manager to lead our training and development initiatives. The Training Manager will be responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating training programmes that align with the organisation’s strategic objectives and meet the needs of our farmers at all levels. We foster an environment of open knowledge-sharing, aimed […]

Buhle in Farmer’s Weekly – Empowering Women

15th September 2023

In the Farmer’s Weekly feature below, published on 8 September 2023, our Executive Director Zamo Shongwe explains how Buhle empowers our women farmers, both individually and in cooperatives. Research shows that empowering women, especially in agriculture and the informal sector, has a powerful effect in uplifting families and communities. This long letter explains some of […]

Food for Mzansi reports how Buhle entices youth to farming

31st July 2023

This Food for Mzansi story documents how Buhle continues to entice young people to farming as a profitable and sustainable career. Our non-profit organisation has made great strides in increasing youth participation in our training courses: we have trained a total of 1115 farmers in the past three years, a whopping 966, or 89% of […]

“Farmers are the force behind peace”

7th July 2023

In this Food for Mzansi opinion piece, Buhle CEO Nyiko Maluleke explains why he is heartened by the rise of technology as a powerful tool to support new farmers, and why farmers are the force behind every peaceful nation. “A nation that is food secure is peaceful. Farmers are the force behind this peace,” he […]

School Nutrition Programme Launched

18th May 2023

Our school nutrition programme, in partnership with Bayer, gained media coverage from eNCA, Food for Mzansi, and The Poultry Site. This project will help address the nutrition needs of learners who often miss out on critical nutrients due to food insecurity while creating jobs. Eggs are a nutritious source of protein, which is essential for […]

Buhle Is Going Solar!

11th May 2023

Buhle’s training academy is partnering with solar leasing platform Sun Exchange, as reported by Landbou.com and ProAgri. Anyone in the world can buy solar cells in our crowdfunding project with Sun Exchange. Buhle will receive donated solar cells, cutting our electricity bills by 40-70% and allowing us to train more farmers, Landbou reported. Sign up […]

Buhle Seeks Farmer Support Officer

9th January 2023

BFA seeks a Farmer Support Officer to join our team. This dynamic, knowledgeable, and inspiring person will be responsible for supporting and advising farmers to manage viable farming businesses. Responsibilities Apply effective post-training support services to farmers and alumni of the Academy; Grow smallholder farms through effective Financial and Business management of farms; Continuously upskill […]

Sasol partners with Buhle for Bridge to Work

7th September 2022

Sasol’s Bridge to Work programme, which aims to to improve food security and reduce unemployment, was launched on Tuesday 30 August 2022 at the Sasol Recreation Club in Secunda. Buhle is a partner in the programme, along with other organisations including the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land and Environmental Affairs in Mpumalanga, the […]

Tsholo inspires in the Daily Sun

18th August 2022

Our graduate Tsholofelo Mokwele continues to inspire us all with her dedication, hard work and can-do attitude, which are reaping substantial success for her farming business TCM Squared. Check our her story published this Women’s Month, August 2022, in the Daily Sun (Pic below is from the Daily Sun story). Sky is the limit for […]

‘Green is the new gold,’ says our partner Nedbank

18th May 2022

Nedbank’s support of Buhle is one way in which the banking giant is focusing on agriculture to promote entrepreneurship and create jobs, says the company’s executive head of strategy and CSI, Poovi Pillay, in the online business publication BizCommunity. The green economy, which incorporates social protection and environmental stewardship, is a strategy that should dominate […]