Harry Gwala Agri’s mentorship Program with Bruce Allwood: Avo’s

Harry Gwala Agri is an NGO and has partnered with a number of commercial farmers in the Harry Gwala District. These farmers offer an 18 month work experience and mentorship program for the Agriculture students of Esayidi TVET College in Umzimkulu. I’ll be working with Harry Gwala Agri in the coming months and will be… Read More

Harry Gwala Agri Dairy Mentorship in Ixopo

This is the first of many agricultural shoots to come for Harry Gwala Agri (Pty) Ltd. Harry Gwala Agri (Pty) Ltd offer the Esayidi TVET College students in Umzimkulu the opportunity to get 18 months of mentorship/work experience at various commercial farms in the district.¬† Today, I visited Bruce Allwood’s Dairy and Avo Orchard in… Read More

Loch Buighe Farm Operations: The Farm Mechanic

After a morning of shooting potatoes (!), I popped my head into the workshop. One mustn’t forget the workshop! Without wheels on a farm, everything comes to a halt! I’ve been commissioned to document Loch Buighe farm in Ixopo this year, capturing the various operations,¬† its employees at work and the landscapes. I love this… Read More

Touch for Health by Tonia Woodburn: It’s a balancing act…

I live in the farming district of Ixopo and most of us head to the bright lights (if you can call Maritzburg that) for any retail therapy, entertainment that is outside of the braai and dinner at friends¬†category, or school events. We are in a farming district that from a distance, might appear a little… Read More

New Avo farming Development in Ixopo KwaZulu-Natal

For much of the Ixopo and Highflats agricultural history, dairy farming and timber have dominated this area. A few years ago, citrus was introduced and now Avo farming is about to take off too. I had the pleasure of photographing the first major commercial avo development happening, implemented by Craig Macfarlane of Ixopo. On this… Read More

5 day AgDevCo agriculture shoot in the North of Malawi

I had the pleasure of going back to Malawi for a shoot for AgDevCo, an investment company partnering with smallholder farmer units (SDU’s) within large agricultural companies. This 5 day shoot included everything from community agricultural training, a Groundnut factory, paprika, macadamias and the largest mac factory in Malawi (Tropha) to farm supply stores. Here… Read More