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ADM AGRI EXPO A SUCCESS
ADM HEADQUARTERS, 14 NOVEMBER 2018
The Amathole District Municipality held its 7th Annual Agri Expo at the Willowvale in Mbhashe Local Municipality yesterday, 13 November 2018. The partnership with Eastern Cape Economic Development (ECDC), Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform(DRDAR), Mbhashe Local Municipality, Umtiza Farmers Co-Operation, as well as the business sector and other stakeholders, ensured that ADM Expo was a success.
“The expo was a great success and people attended in numbers. The objective was to expose our small scale/emerging farmers to opportunities to link their produce to present business sectors to forge strong relations in respect of breeding and farming techniques, machinery and equipments, financial assistance as well as trading”- said ADM Executive Mayor Nomfusi Winnie Nxawe.
As stakeholders took turns in sharing key aspects of their respective business focus, farmers received all the relevant exposure they may have required.
“It gives me great pleasure to see that we have cross cutting generation attending this year’s expo. If I could just focus on the youth, I’d say they must take the baton from us as in now, today to work and plough the land our forebears left behind. Our wealth lies within us as the people of Amathole District” - said Nxawe.
As LMs competed for the prestigious number one spot for the best stall and livestock breeding, the judges had a tough time nominating this year’s winner. Mbhashe LM was one of the competitors and took the first place winning the rotating trophy from last year’s winner, Ngqushwa LM, followed by Mnquma and Great Kei in second and third place, respectively.
Issued by ADM Communications