Young Limpopo farmer, 28, achieves success and employs 18 people

Young Limpopo farmer, 28, achieves success and employs 18 people

- Nyadzani Rerani took over his father's farm and turned it into a success

- He now employs 18 permanent workers and up to 90 more depending on the season

- He partners with the government to offer TVET learners farming experience

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A young farmer in Maluma, a village near Thohoyandou in Limpopo, is proving that it's possible for the youth to succeed in farming.

28-year-old Nyadzani Rerani persuaded his dad not to sell a 15-hectare piece of land so he could try his hand at farming, vukuzenzele.co.za reports.

He began by planting mustard spinach and butternut on one hectare before eventually expanding, Briefly.co.za learned.

Nyadzani Rerani pictured at his farm. Source: vukuzenzele.co.za

Nyadzani Rerani pictured at his farm. Source: vukuzenzele.co.za

Although a hailstorm destroyed his crops, he never gave up. He sought help with developing a business plan and registered his company in 2016.

With help from the government, Nyadzani's farm has grown significantly. He now leases an extra eight hectares and farms pepperdew, chillies, tomatoes, green beans, among others.

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Nyadzani now employs 18 permanent workers and up to 90 more depending on the season. In addition, he partners with government to offer TVET learners farming experience.

The young farmer supplies local retailers and even exports part of his produce to neighbouring countries.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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