Nut farmer's cracking idea
RESIDENTS of Ncera village near Kidds Beach used the launch of the Ncera Macadamia Farm (NMF) on Thursday to honour managing director Wayne Simpson, whom they said is the brains behind the project. Located outside East London, the community around the area stands to benefit from the farming project, which will see macadamia nuts being exported to various markets around the world. Key players in the project include the TGK farming group, department of rural development and agrarian reform, Vulindlela Investment Trust (VIT) and Kula Development & Business Solutions, with each playing a different role.
The son of Trevor Simpson, TGK farming group CEO Simpson said they were farming around 100 hectares of land and hoped to expand in the future. “This project has been good for the community of Ncera, and having worked with them from the beginning, I have to say I am very proud of the progress and development,” he said.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Daily Dispatch