The LM4 farming project has been created not only with the aim of generating income but also to provide access to cheap quality food products, to serve as a learning platform for schools and individuals in the area and improve current employment rates in and around the communities we operate in. Although Farming is South Africa’s major contributor to the GDP growth, most small to medium scale farms are on brink of collapse as most farmers have no educational background on agriculture, management and the science behind it. With over 45% of all redistributed farmlands now being un-operational, the need for well-educated farmers is essential and in line with continued innovation and sustenance of production of agricultural produce in South Africa.
In addition, the establishment of this farming project will not only allow us to apply the skills and knowledge acquired through our years of study at university but will also allow/provide a platform to share the knowledge with neighboring farmers and community members within in the area. This will further help promote and educate communities on sustainable farming and good agricultural practices especially in cash crop management and livestock farming using both grazing and a feed lot system.