A 32-year-old woman farmer in the Northern Cape is making great strides in the agricultural sector, according to SABC News.
Candice Bostander has created a thriving business, despite challenges including a four-year long drought. She is one of 60 000 women, who have benefited from national land reform programmes.
About 2 000 hectares of fallow state land transformed into a lucrative business.
Bostander started out with livestock inherited from her father.
Farmers Candice Bostander says:”It takes a woman to build a home; we must educate women to take part in this sector. ”
She further speaks about the challenges she faced in running her farm. The community is also benefitting from Bostander’s farming and business skills.
Government continues to invest in the sector. The deliberate targeting of emerging female farmers through land reform programs are a tool to vehicle the economic empowerment of women in the country.
Empowering female farmers has significantly improved rural livelihoods.
Source: SABC News