Posts Tagged ‘#jobcreation’
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’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 […]
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 […]
“Some people see a farm: We see job creation.” About 336 jobs have been created through our @Nedbank-supported project in Vuwani, Venda – ensuring that over 1200 people go to bed well-fed each night. Watch the video.
Listen to our Executive Director Zamo Shongwe explaining in this SAfm Radio interview what makes Buhle different to other farming academies. Our emphasis on teaching practical and business skills to new farmers, and our focus on attracting youth and women, are among the topics she addresses.