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Linda Zwane, empowering women farmers in Mpumalanga

Linda Zwane, a livestock farmer in Mpumalanga, made it his business to introduce 120 young, black women to livestock husbandry on his farm, as well as mentor those that requested his guidance. His confidence in the opportunities for black women in agriculture is now reaping extraordinary rewards.

After spending time on Linda’s farm, 40 of the 120 women expressed keen interest in farming. Of these 40, 28 were granted scholarships from Monsanto through Khulisa Social Solutions to study at the Buhle Farmers’ Academy. The Humulani Trust paid the considerable extra transport costs necessary for the livestock students’ practical training. According to Linda, these young women are now primed for success.

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