Vegetable Farmer in North West Province With Accounting Degree From Unisa Thrives in Agriculture

Vegetable Farmer in North West Province With Accounting Degree From Unisa Thrives in Agriculture

  • One hard-working lady in the North West province is doing the most to ensure her vegetable farm is a success
  • The 35-year-old has no formal agricultural education but instead holds a degree in Financial Accounting from Unisa
  • Briefly News spoke to Primrose Ndlovu, who explained where her love of farming stemmed from

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A dedicated woman from Bokfontein in the North West province has opened up about her love of agriculture.

The North West woman is a vegetable farmer but also has a degree in accounting from Unisa
Primrose Ndlovu is an accountant who now has a vegetable farm in the North West after finding her passion in life. Image: Primrose Ndlovu/Supplied.
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Primrose Ndlovu was honoured in a post by Agriculture and Young on Facebook, where she spoke about her farm that was established in December 2022.

Briefly News reached out to the 35-year-old, who explained that despite holding a degree in Financial Accounting from the University of South Africa (Unisa), her passion for farming has always been there:

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“I started farming because l have always had an interest in food and what goes into processing and producing what we consume.”

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“l don’t have a formal qualification in farming but I am self-taught through reading, research, and trial and error.”

North West farmer has passion for veg production

Primrose notes that on her five-hectare farm, she produces various types of vegetables, including spinach, cabbage, and spring onion:

“I am hoping to have another go at tomatoes. I had a terrible start initially.”

The entrepreneur has three assistants who help her temporarily and laments that one of her biggest obstacles stems from a lack of exposure:

“Access to markets is another challenge. Equipment is also a struggle because we have to either hire [equipment], or do it by hand, and that’s labour-intensive.”

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The accountant-turned-farmer is highly goal-driven

Primrose has many dreams she’d love to see realised. She also has another business in Ermelo that is women-run and specifically aimed at empowering females:

“[The empowerment company] deals with facilities management, covering hygiene, swab analysis, cleaning, and waste management.
“My future aspiration is to expand what we currently have and have a processing warehouse where we will be able to target formal markets at a larger scale.”

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The young lady didn’t have an easy upbringing and grew up in homes where she was exposed to hardship.

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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

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