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Meet the woman behind Made with Rural

Made With Rural founder Leeko Mokoena says capital is a huge challenge in the farming sector.

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Through Leeko Mokoena's Made with Rural intervention, small-scale farmers are being equipped with innovative and modern ways of getting through paperwork and to sell their produce.

Mokoena started the business which links small-scale farmers to sustainable markets.

Speaking to Azania Mosaka, she says capital is a challenge in the farming industry.

It is a very capital-intense industry; you do it because you want to do it.

Leeko Mokoena, Founder - Made With Rural

Capital is the main thing because you have to have everything up-front. Your production inputs, tractors, irrigation stuff, seedlings and land is needed up-front.

Leeko Mokoena, Founder - Made With Rural

There is a whole lot of brokenness in the system. Even if you are farming in Hammanskraal, people there are already thinking of buying at Pick n Pay or they are expecting that standard.

Leeko Mokoena, Founder - Made With Rural

Listen to the full interview below...

This article first appeared on 702 : Meet the woman behind Made with Rural

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