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Ekurhuleni: #1976reimagined: Youth in Farming #farm2fork

July 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


As we upgrade ourselves from the politics of 1976 to the economics of 2019 during youth month in South Africa, #1976reimagined becomes extremely relevant as we continue to fight in the trenches against unemployment, inequality and poverty. These 3 major evils facing our country are coupled by personal challenges we all face: doubt, discouragement and past failure. Young people are going through a lot in this economic depression. THUDekurhuleni constantly fights to be part of the solution in enabling trade for entrepreneurs with public & private sector procurement as key market access enablers.

In the month of July, THUD will look into Youth in Farming and explore the ‘farm2fork’ concept where the opportunities are; how to access them and what you need to do, specifically within the City of Ekurhuleni which has big agriculture projects in the pipeline.

Entrepreneurs are in search of 3 things right now and they aim to provide some of the answers on 4 July 2019:

  1. Market Access: where to look (demand); how to position yourself (strategy); when to look (timing)
  2. Working Capital: how to fund my projects; how to access seed capital; what to do to qualify
  3. Capacity Development: How to grow your operation; When to grow; Why compliance is a key enabler of trade access