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The Farmer's Inside Track podcast is proudly presented by www.FoodForMzansi.co.za. It is aimed at South Africa’s up-and-coming farmers and new entrants into farming and agri-businesses who need information and inspiration to help them start up and get up to sprinting speed as commercial producers and/or agri-processors.

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

The Farmer's Inside Track podcast is proudly presented by www.FoodForMzansi.co.za. It is aimed at South Africa’s up-and-coming farmers and new entrants into farming and agri-businesses who need information and inspiration to help them start up and get up to sprinting speed as commercial producers and/or agri-processors.

• Join the farmers' members club | www.farmersinsidetrack.co.za
• Facebook | www.facebook.com/foodformzansi.co.za
• Twitter & Instagram | @foodformzansi.co.za
• Food For Mzansi's WhatsApp line | +27 81 889 9032

    How to start a small regenerative farm!

    How to start a small regenerative farm!

    The challenges of climate change and sustainability pushes farmers to consider alternative farming methods. Regenerative agriculture, farming with nature is trending and this week we share a guide on how farmers can start a small regenerative farm in Mzansi.

    Nambwale Kalunga, Netafim's technical advisor in Zambia join us this week to talk about how farmers can irrigate efficiently with limited resources.
    Khuliso Madima’s corporate background as an IT pratitioner has helped her run her family business, a subtropical farm in Limpopo. Like so many farmers she wears many hats, from HR manager, financial manager, and farm manager but this week she is crowned as our #SoilSisters. She is one of the dynamic women selected for the Corteva Women Agripreneur 2022 programme.

    And, our farmer tip of the week comes from Leona Archary, CEO of the Agricultural Development Agency.

    • 34 min
    Tips to cut fertilizer cost in Mzansi!

    Tips to cut fertilizer cost in Mzansi!

    Fertilizer cost are at record highs and in this edition, we unpack how new farmers can cut cost and find alternatives for optimal production.
    Rabies is a preventable viral disease, transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. In our One Health campaign we focus on, Rabies: You asked, Vuyokazi Makapela, a Director at Afrivet, answered! She focuses on the treatment protocol and preventatives measures.


    Now, although Ika Cronje grew up on a farm, she never expected her own journey to end in agriculture and now, five years later, she is establishing herself as a hydroponic farmer and wears the crown as our #SoilSisters this week. She is one of the extraordinary women selected for the Corteva Women Agripreneur 2022 programme.


    And, our farmer tip of the week comes from Davidzo Chizhengeni, animal scientist, founder of KvD livestock.

    • 24 min
    How to up your carbon credit game in Mzansi!

    How to up your carbon credit game in Mzansi!

    In this edition we take a deeper dive into how farmers can up their carbon credit game in Mzansi. If you missed the introduction then scroll down on this podcast channel for part one with Nicole Ludolph and Gray Maguire from Carbon Neural South Africa.

    He is back with us this week to unpack how to apply for their carbon credit programme and more about why it’s so vital for a sustainable farming future.

    • 10 min
    How to make money from cattle hides in Mzansi?

    How to make money from cattle hides in Mzansi?

    In today’s climate diversification is key for new farmers and selling ‘hide’ which refers to the skins of large animals like cattle and other small stock could add to your profit margin! In this edition we share a guide on how to make money from hides in Mzansi?

    Water is a scarce resource and how we manage it, conserve it, and efficiently use it will ultimately determine how long we have access to it. We're back with our Netafim campaign and this week agronomist, Charl van Reenen unpacks why our responsibility to irrigate with efficiency is so vital.
    Chube Mothapo is an agricultural economist by trade but always knew she wanted to farm. Today she wears the crown as our #SoilSisters. She is one of the extraordinary women selected for the Corteva Women Agripreneur 2022 programme.


    And, our farmer tip of the week comes from plant scientist, Henry John Basson.

    • 25 min
    Meet the dynamic AgriDuo, Conce and Karabo!

    Meet the dynamic AgriDuo, Conce and Karabo!

    In this edition we meet Conce Moraba and Karabo Mabuza, aka the AgriDuo. These two vibrant agricultural economists are making waves with their https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf0d7Sxfx2pUil17xRg8xzQ (YouTube channel) Food For Thought with Karabo and Conce and we get to chat to them about where it all started and how they hope to inspire not only the agricultural industry but everyone in Mzansi.

    • 18 min
    Getting the most out of your pigs’ genetics

    Getting the most out of your pigs’ genetics

    As part of our agricultural agro-processing series, in this edition we take a sneak peak into the South African wool industry. National Wool Growers Associations’s Leon De Beer shares some guidelines to process wool in Mzansi.
    Farmers continuously adapt to ensure optimal production. This week our Meadow Feeds segment is geared towards that exactly, focusing on how farmers can get the most out of their pigs’ genetics with Meadow Feeds technical advisor, Enrike Maree.

    Making a grand come back is our much loved #SoilSisters campaign. Weekly we’ll meet some of the most dynamic women in the agricultural industry, selected for the Corteva Women Agripreneur 2022 programme. We kick off with Boipelo Molefe, former logistics manager and founder of Mpelegeng farm in Limpopo.


    And, our farmer tip of the week comes from Yasas Jayakody, operations director at Elysian Fields a vegetable farm based in Tarlton outside Krugersdorp.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Jibho (south Africa) ,

Very Informative Podcast !!!!

I was introduced to this podcast by a fellow farmer I know in my area. What a privilege to have access to such a fantastic podcast. My wish is that you can cover how and where small holding farmers i.e. 12ha land can hire harvesting equipment. As a Sunflower farmer myself it is the most difficult and stressful period to find farmers or companies willing to hire out this equipment due to the size of land being too small. Physical labour is just to expensive for small holding farmers with 10ha to 15ha of land during harvesting.

Thabo Msimang ,

A podcast with heart, soul and mind

Thank you, Farmer’s Inside Track, for taking the time to celebrate black agricultural excellence in this particular way. Jacky Goliath’s inspires not only those in the agricultural sector, but everyone everywhere.

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