The youth who own businesses in the agricultural sector are invited to apply for SAB kickStart’s Urban Agriculture programme. This programme was designed to create sustainable employment for the youth.
According to a statement by SAB, the Urban Agriculture programme is now in its second year and looks to invest in high potential farming businesses, by integrating technology solutions that will grow the business and create lasting employment, specially designed for the youth.
The development programme provides the successful participants with technical and operational training, hydroponic infrastructure investment, industry bases mentorship, as well as market access. “As a 97% home grown organisation, farming is key to our business.To strengthen the market and ultimately create jobs outside of our core business, we want to attract young people to agriculture, through technology,” said Phumzile Chifunyise, Enterprise Development Manager, SAB and AB InBev Africa.
By introducing young farmers to this new technology and way of farming, the SAB is looking forward to grow and bring a young face to agriculture, while rapidly increasing their output.
The programme is for entrepreneurs aged between 18- 35. With a minimum of one year farming experience. The farm space should be in the region of 1500m2 that is currently used to produce plant based produce or crop on a revenue generating basis, with potential to scale.
Apply before Sunday, 01 September 2019 at www.surveymonkey.com/r/GYDJZKD
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