Through Leeko Mokoena's Made with Rural intervention, small-scale farmers are being equipped with innovative and modern ways of getting through paperwork and to sell their produce.
Mokoena started the business which links small-scale farmers to sustainable markets.
Speaking to Azania Mosaka, she says capital is a challenge in the farming industry.
It is a very capital-intense industry; you do it because you want to do it.— Leeko Mokoena, Founder - Made With Rural
Capital is the main thing because you have to have everything up-front. Your production inputs, tractors, irrigation stuff, seedlings and land is needed up-front.— Leeko Mokoena, Founder - Made With Rural
There is a whole lot of brokenness in the system. Even if you are farming in Hammanskraal, people there are already thinking of buying at Pick n Pay or they are expecting that standard.— Leeko Mokoena, Founder - Made With Rural
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