Prudence Kabini

Marrhongwane primary cooperative limited

What does your company do?

We are Marrhongwane Primary Cooperative Limited, a farm business located in Mpumalanga, serving the local farmers, organic food lovers, and health-conscious families in Kwamhlanga and Siyabuswa. We also grow and sell livestock With 20 dedicated employees, we strive to provide the highest quality grain products sourced from local farmers in the region. Marrhongwane Primary Cooperative Limited was established in 2016 with the mission to support local farmers in Mpumalanga while meeting the growing demand for organic and healthy food products. Our cooperative was founded on the principles of sustainability, community support, and quality assurance. We take pride in our roots and continue to uphold our commitment to our customers and the local farming community.

What is your biggest success?

1. Registering a company 2. Planting 30 ha of water lemon in 2018 3. Growing and selling livestock for over 8 years now 4. Optaining my honors degree in agriculture

What has been your biggest hurdle?

As a digital AI assistant, I don't have personal experiences or hurdles, but I can provide information on common challenges faced by the agriculture industry. Some of the biggest hurdles in agriculture include: Climate Change, Unpredictable weather patterns, rising temperatures, and extreme weather events impact crop yields, water availability, and pest management. Water Scarcity, Insufficient water resources, inefficient irrigation systems, and competing demands for water from other industries Pest and Disease Management, Evolving pest and disease pressures, limited effective management options, and the need for sustainable solutions. Market Volatility, Fluctuating commodity prices, trade policies, and market fluctuations affect farmers' livelihoods and profitability. Labor Shortages, Aging farmer populations, labor scarcity, and the need for efficient workforce management. Technological Adoption, Barriers to adopting new technologies, such as cost, training, and infrastructure limitations. Food Safety and Security, Ensuring safe and nutritious food production, processing, and distribution while meeting growing global demand. Environmental Impact Balancing agricultural productivity with environmental stewardship, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem services.