Meet Kanyi Gabiro: 23-year-old producing food and feeding the nation

Meet Kanyi Gabiro: 23-year-old producing food and feeding the nation

A young Bloemfontein farmer, Kanyi Gabiro, is making a name for herself in the agricultural sector. She sells washed, chopped and packaged fresh fruit and vegetables, all of which she lovingly grows herself.

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Her business, SA Fruition (Pty) Ltd, has been operating for six months, supplying its products to local businesses and individuals.

The 23-year-old has a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry and is currently doing a MSc degree in Global Energy and Climate Policy. She started out in agriculture on a voluntary basis.

“I was willing to work for free to gain experience."

The experience of working with farm-workers developed her ability to build with her hands and fix problems quickly.

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Meet Kanyi Gabiro: 23-year-old producing food and feeding nation

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She started her business by tapping into her savings and loaning some money from her parents. Then she planted low-cost, high-demand vegetables.

“I would like to see more young people getting involved in agriculture, producing food and creating food security in South Africa."

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She says that it is fulfilling for her to see a small seed she planted go on to produce something bigger

“But most rewarding for me is making a sale and having financial independence."

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