Potatoes SA (PSA) met with officials of the Department of Agriculture in Mthatha, to determine the details of seasonal projects relating to small farmer development in the OR Tambo region. Nine projects were identified, including the Mhletywa project near Qumbu. The small town of Qumbu is situated 40 km from Mthatha on the N2 highway heading towards East London. Planting was done at the Mjikweni village cooperative situated at Balasi, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Mhlontlo local municipality.
For more information on the CHIPS (May | June 2021) article by Louis Pretorius, click here.