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Enos Mahwai joined the enterprise development program two years ago. However, he is also being supported by NTK through their Jobs Fund. He gets seed support for ten hectares from Potatoes South Africa whereas the rest is supplied by NTK comprising of a mixed loan and grant funding.
During the previous season Enos attained an average yield of 41 tons per hectare. He supplies his product to McCain Foods and the Mozambican market.
Aldrin Lawrence farms in the Mara area of the Vhembe district. He currently farms with potatoes, butternut and sugar beans which he uses as rotational crops on his seven hectares field.
This is Aldrin’s second year on the Enterprise Development Program in terms of which he received seed support for the seven hectares. With the assistance of his mentor, Japie van de Goot, he managed to attain an average yield of 61 tons per hectare which was sold at an average price of R3 500 per ton.