Farming as a small business training in Diocese of Zululand
The Diocese of Zululand held 9 days of gardening training during August and September 2023 at three venues, oPhongolo,(St Aidans Nongoma) Ugu (holy Cross, Empangeni) and Isandlwana (christ the King Nqutu)
A total of seventy seven people attended the training, which included both theory and practical/
The training was quite varied and much appreciated by the attendees! They covered the following: farming chickens (broilers), Growing spinach and cabbage (sowing and pest control), tillage of yellow maize
Business skills were not forgotten which included pricing and company registration
The parishes generously provided teas and lunches
A WhatsApp Group wase opened so that information will be easily shared.
The facilitators took details of those who are already practicing commercial farming in its various categories in order to help them find means such as funding in order to gain more experience and exposure and eventually venture into the business industry.
A proposal aimed at relieving the financial strain in the diocese through planting will be made and submitted to the Bishop.
A promise to award certificate to those who attended fully for three days was made. This has to be in consultation with the Bishop.
Revd W.S.M. Nkosi (Diocesan Coordinator for Environmental Ministry
We are very grateful for the grant from the Provincial Green Anglicans from the United Thank Offering for this important project