Maize Trust enables training for more than 1 000 farmers
High quality training of individuals is at the forefront of farmer development and remains vital to creating sustainable commercial farmers.
We are happy to report that during 2015, thanks to the substantial support of the Maize
Trust, Grain SA was able to present a total of 62 maize related training courses to 1 115
farmers throughout South Africa. Through these courses, farmers receive the needed information and skills to step by step and over time, build a sound knowledge base which is
crucial for the day to day decision making on their farms, but also use this knowledge as a
reference when planning ahead.
The value of these training courses cannot be over emphasised. Graph 1 illustrates the courses that were presented during 2015 and Table 1 indicates the course as well as the
number of attendees on each course.
Article submitted by Liana Stroebel, Provincial Co-ordinator, (Western Cape)
of the Grain SA Farmer Development Programme.
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Publication: February 2016