Nissan goes farming
Nissan South Africa and Agri Gauteng are partnering to support subsistence farmers in the Rust de Winter reserve (which borders Gauteng and Limpopo).
Nissan has donated two Navara 4×4 pick-up trucks, a Navara double cab, and a Navara king cab to Agri Gauteng. The vehicles will enable it to help develop the 120 farmers in the area – many of whom do not own a vehicle.
“Over the past two years we have developed a process that will help all the emerging farmers in the area to quickly reach a point where they can commercially farm on their land,” says Willem Basson, vice-president of Agri Gauteng.
“This includes assisting them to create a business plan, access funding from government and invest in mechanisation rings – in which groups of farmers share modern equipment that is maintained on their behalf,” he adds.
“We are excited about the Agri Gauteng project and donated the Navara pick-up trucks to help kick-start it. We believe Agri Gauteng’s concept of sharing resources and of rapid commercial development can become an example for other agricultural areas in South Africa,” says Graeme Birch, GM of marketing communications at Nissan South Africa.