Are you a budding young entrepreneur with the ambition and drive necessary to start your own business and make it work – just not quite sure what sort of business you’re keen to venture into? Have you ever thought about becoming an agri-entrepreneur and (literally) grow your own future?
Food and herbal remedies are a primary need across Africa, with the latter having become increasingly more important since the dawn of COVID-19.
Many believe that the reason why South Africa has experienced such a low fatality rate as a result of the virus, despite having a below-average healthcare infrastructure, is largely due to the fact that we know how to use natural remedies to our advantage.
Benefits of an agriculture-based business
The primary benefit of starting an agri-business is the opportunity to play a part in nourishing and healing your community, especially during a time when improved health and nutrition is needed most!
Furthermore, since most people who have grown up living within a rural community already have an ingrained knowledge about the basics of successful agriculture – from seed selection to fertilisation techniques – you already have access to everything that you need to get started. It will also be rather effortless to find and train staff members to help grow the business since most rural residents already have a decent amount of experience in agriculture and growing their own food.
Keep all of this in mind and you could have a flourishing business on your hands.
The Innovation to Grow your own Future
You could also open yourself up to walking away with an incredible reward courtesy of the #ZayedSustainabilityPrize. We have recently partnered with the program and are encouraging local entrepreneurs to enter.
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Food is one of the prize categories and recognises small businesses that have demonstrated innovative, impactful, and inspirational sustainability solutions in the areas of food that include, but are not limited to:
- Decreasing hunger and malnutrition
- Increasing agricultural or other food processing productivity
- Enhancing sustainable food production