FynbosFarm was created around a highly-successful businessman. It also aims to develop and train skilled and semiskilled staff in hydroponics, instant turf, and other markets. This project will provide work experience and leadership experience to local women while allowing them to achieve high production and high turnover.
The company offers cutting-edge, high quality and efficient food technology as well as production. It strives to enhance the flavor and nutrition of vegetables. The company will provide training, experience, and research in hydroponics. It draws on the extensive experience and knowledge of Mike Shelly, a well known grower. This project will be KZN-based. The vegetables will be supplied to national and international markets. Instant turf will also be available for the local market.
These four crops will be the most important: instant turf (long life tomatoes), cucumbers, and colored peppers.
- Tomatoes: 4ha of tomatoes under plastic, which will produce 2100000 kgs per annum
- Cucumbers: 1ha under plastic which will produce 205 000 kgs per year
- Peppers: 1ha under plastic will yield 250 000 kgs annually
- Turf: 30ha out in the open
The company is seeking both short-term and long-term funding to finance the purchase of a new farm and development costs of the project. This will pay for startup expenses and first-year losses. It is projected that the company will make a profit in its second year of operations. From the time that the first tunnel was erected, production is expected to start within 8 months.
The project’s objective is to establish an intensive agricultural farm that produces high quality produce for both the local and international markets.
FynbosFarm is a KZN-based company with a two-fold mission:
- To produce nutritious, high-quality, and delicious vegetables for both local and global markets.
- It provides opportunities for leadership and high-quality teamwork for the women who work on it.
The farm will provide incentives to women who produce and perform well.
1.3 Keys To Success
- Greenhouses are a great way to produce high-quality products.
- In the KZN, there are no such projects.
- It all started in 1996.