Passionate KZN Vegetable and Poultry Farmer Opens Up About Challenges She Faces in Agricultural Industry

Passionate KZN Vegetable and Poultry Farmer Opens Up About Challenges She Faces in Agricultural Industry

  • A young woman who loves agriculture and works as a vegetable and poultry farmer is determined to make a success of her business
  • The entrepreneur has shared some of the difficulties she faces with her work, appealing to social media users to help her find an investor who can assist
  • Talking to Briefly News, Khetha Biyela said that she dreams about her farm becoming a household name in KwaZulu-Natal

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A hard-working poultry and vegetable farmer operating in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, has opened up about her passion for agriculture.

A female vegetable and poultry farmer supports eight family members with her business
The passionate vegetable and poultry farmer is determined to succeed. Image: Biyela Khetha Halala (zenkosi).
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Khetha Biyela noted that while she studied Civil Engineering and Building Construction at Esikhawini TVET college after matriculating in 2010, her true passion has always been farming.

Posting on the Agriculture and Young Facebook page, the 32-year-old explained that she only started farming in 2021, with her family helping her get the business off the ground.

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The determined sis sells spinach, onions, beetroot, and coriander. She has a one-hectare plot that she farms on.

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Khetha, whose business is named Khetha Poultry Farm, reflected on the various challenges she’s faced on her journey:

“My vegetable farm is experiencing several challenges, such as a lack of water, hence no irrigation system. [There is also] a lack of proper equipment or a tractor, a lack of subsidy from the government, and a lack of proper fencing.
“I would appreciate it if I could have an angelic financier investing in my business. Despite the challenges, I’m expanding my farm with a six-hectare plot.”

Speaking to Briefly News, Khetha said that she supports her eight family members with her enterprise and dreams of growing her business:

“I want to be a well-known farmer in KwaZulu-Natal.”

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Commenting on Agriculture and Young’s post, many peeps expressed how impressed they were by her:

Nomusa Maphumulo said:

“Good work, sisi. I wish you the best of luck. May the business grow.”

Zukiswa Chiliza added:

“Keep up the good work.”

Alisino Mika reacted:

“Good work, sister boss.”

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In another inspiring story about a female farmer slaying hard in business, Briefly News also wrote about a hard-working entrepreneur who sold her suburban home to take on agriculture.

Dineo Mokgoshi, who previously ran a tourist hosting company on a nature reserve, now has a thriving farm.

She ensures her employees are always well-trained to continue growing the business.

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Kauthar Gool (Women Empowerment Editor) Kauthar Gool has been the Women Empowerment Editor at Briefly News since 2022. She holds a Master of Public Relations and Communication Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) (2022) and a Bachelor of Technology in Journalism from CPUT (2019). She has worked at the Fundza Literacy Trust, ITWeb, YOU Magazine, and Cape Argus. She is currently furthering her education in journalism at Stellenbosch University. Reach her at: kauthar.gool@briefly.co.za