Harvesting maize by hand

I was here over a year ago when this project was right at its beginning stages. It’s been really good to revisit this Harry Gwala Agri community project in Donnybrook and see the progress they have made! Right now they are in the process of harvesting their first crop of maize, and all by hand!… Read More

Gehla, the Cabbage farmer

I visited Gehla Mngona and his family a few weeks ago to see how his cabbages are coming on. Gehla had planted 20000 cabbage seedlings from Sutherland Seedlings and they are about ready for harvest! Cabbages form part of the staple diet here in KwaZulu-Natal and are a great source of nutrients and dietary fibre,… Read More

Cabbage Harvest

A month ago, I met Gehla who is a cabbage and potato farmer in the Ixopo area. I’ve been doing agriculture photography for Harry Gwala Agri, an NGO that coordinates mentorship programs for emerging farmers in KwaZulu-Natal with the help of local commercial farmers. Gehla has been mentored by local farmer Beesie Stone over the years… Read More

NGO Photography; Harry Gwala Agri mentorship program for smallholder farmers

I’ve been doing a number of shoots for Harry Gwala Agri recently.  Harry Gwala Agri is an NGO that coordinates mentorship programs and training for smallholder farmers and agriculture TVET students with the help of local commercial farmers in the area.  This particular shoot was just down the road from me in a spectacular valley… Read More