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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 […]

Meet the latest Star of Buhle, Ben Modieginyana

17th November 2023

Graduation Day is our most joyful day of the year, and the highlight is always introducing the Star of Buhle – a graduate whose positivity and determination have resulted in such farming success, that he or she inspires our latest group of graduates. At our November 2023 graduation we had the pleasure of introducing the […]

Grain Crops – Providing The Sustenance For Food Security

23rd September 2023

Staple grains have sustained humanity for centuries, evolving from ancient varieties to modern, versatile strains over time. They remain the cornerstone of diets worldwide and are widely acknowledged as key for achieving global food security. Buhle Farmers’ Academy in South Africa shines a beacon of hope in this regard, as we empower our Grain Crop […]

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 […]

Training and support – the backbone of my farming business

31st August 2023

Purity Jakie (28) worked as a software developer for many years. Then Covid hit and, while working from home, she began to pursue her childhood passion – growing vegetables. “I found myself missing Teams meetings because I was too engrossed in selling my produce outside my house!” she says, smiling. Giving up her job was […]

“If you’ve got land, you’ve got a job.”

8th August 2023

Thandi Sithole (38) and her husband, also a farmer, make a decent enough profit to support their two sons – “and even to pay for my trip to run the Comrades Marathon this year for the Evander Athletics Club,” she says, laughing happily. And yes, this energetic and hard-working farmer did finish the Comrades, to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bayanda Pays It Forward, Mentoring 80 Others

16th March 2023

Bayanda Maseko (30) was trained as part of a partnership between Sasol, who funded training and mentorship for a group of students, and Buhle, who provided it. “The training changed my life,” says Bayanda. “It attuned me to building a business with much more understanding and professionalism, and challenged me to achieve.” Bayanda (30) is […]

Nhlanhla Is In Love With Agriculture – And Creating Jobs

1st March 2023

Buhle graduate Nhlanhla Ngwenya (28) formerly studied human resources and ran a construction company. Now she is “in love” with agriculture and passionate about creating jobs. “I didn’t love farming before I studied at Buhle, but now I do. The peacefulness of it gives me peace of mind and, most of all, I am very […]