1. Food Security
The Africa continent is facing environmental devastation that has resulted in increased poverty and hunger with conflict that has impacted the safety and security of its people. The Covid – 19 pandemic and other diseases added to the situation and currently two out of three people in the world is impacted by food insecurity. Action needs to be taken to make sure that Africa’s people are considered in any global recovery efforts so that the continent is not left behind in any way.
During July 2021 certain regions in South Africa were brought to a standstill as the country experienced extreme cases of looting and violence highlighting he importance of food security and in particular the agriculture sector of the economy. Over the past few years there’s been an upsurge of young agripreneurs who are embracing small- scale agriculture as a business.
How can a Agripreneur start and run a successful farming operation?:
1. Choose your crops or livestock/game etc products or services.
2. Draw up a professional business plan & financial statements or ask for help if needed.
3. Seek proper funding for your dream (if needed).
4. Register your farming operation.
5. Start small and slow.
6. Managing systems & landscapes.
7. Adopting agroforestry practices.
Sustainable Agriculture has a significant role to play in feeding the growing population and reducing the impact of climate change.
2. Farm Safety & Security
Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Farmers and their workers are at a very high risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries; and farming is one of the few industries in which family members are also at risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries. A general knowledge of “Occupational Health and Safety” is a good starting point as a basis for safe working practice while it is important that specialist roles require appropriate training.
The use of drones – in almost every sector of the economy is growing fast but drone usage in the agriculture industry is booming. From scouting to security, drone use will become vital on large and small scale farms in the next few years. The information gathered by drones on farms is often used to better agronomic decisions and is part of a system generally referred to as “precision agriculture”. Drone Security is a fast growing industry in agriculture but is also extremely useful to farm management operations. Using drones to monitor the far reaches of a farm without having to get there saves valuable time and allows for more frequent monitoring of hard to reach areas. Drone cameras are also being used in exciting ways to protect farm animals by locating missing or injured animals in far off grazing areas.
Farms are usually large and have many entry points, so it’s difficult to protect your entire property without a good security system. Some other ways that you can use to protect your property include (but not limited to) include:
* Security Cameras.
* Motion Sensors.
* Gates, Locks, and Bright Lights.
* Safety Audits.
* Farm Watch Community Programs.
3. Farm Technology
Technology in agriculture affects many areas of the farming operation that includes (but not limited to) :
Crop farming systems.
Agriculture is largely dependent on nature, but climate and global warning issues make farming unpredictable. The need is to educate farmers in the use of modern technology and innovative approaches/techniques to increase productivity and raise profitability. Technology has a major role to play in farming and agriculture practices. The world population is projected to grow to about 9 billion by 2030. The big challenge is to find ways and means to produce enough to feed them. Technology is addressing various agriculture issues and is the only way forward to a food – secure future. Technology can help save foreign exchange for countries, increase productivity, and lead to an improvement in the overall standard of farmer communities.
Technological advancement has created more opportunities for farmers to develop a profitable business. Small farms (occupying less than 180h/a) are now considered potentially lucrative as both rural and urban business opportunities.
4. Professional Farming Business Plan Writing
One of the most important documents for any farming operation or any other business is their Business Plan. A well-written plan provides a well-defined direction for the business. Therefore, it can be used to keep all employees moving toward the common goals established within it. If you are setting up a farming business then it is prudent for you to put pen to paper with a ” Farming Business Plan“. If you want money for your business this will assist you with it and even if you are fortunate to have sufficient capital to start-up your business then a business plan will support you in your business strategy. This will increase the chances for your business being a triumph, which cannot be a bad thing.
At some point in the life of your business, you will hire a consultant. How will you be able to choose the right consultant for the job? Yo can start by asking some questions like:
What qualifies them to write a business or farming plan for your business?
Do they have direct experience in your industry?
How many business/farming plans have they written?
What is their background? Do they consider themselves a business plan writer or a professional?
How long have they been in business? How long have they been writing business plans?
HIRING A CONSULTANT AT A CHEAP / LOW COST PRICE CAN BE DISASTROUS AND A WASTE OF MONEY BECAUSE THESE TYPE OF PLANS WILL NOT FLY BECAUSE THEY COPIED & PASTE FROM TEMPLATES AND WILL NOT MEET INVESTORS CRITERIA.
5. Farming Proposals
A “Farming Business Proposal” and a “Farming Business plan“ are two very different documents, with different purposes and goals. A Business Plan is a factual broad description of a company on the executive and operational level. A business proposal is a focused sales document intended to describe how a company will approach a project, state the value of the project to the client and solicit the clients business.
Our farming proposals include but is not limited to:
Packaging / Transportation.
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