“Andile Mcoyi runs an agribusiness that encourages people to be an active part of sustainable food production. Her love and passion for farming led to her starting a small, self-sustaining garden, and her harvest was so amazing that she took pictures of her produce and posted them on her WhatsApp status. In no time, people were asking to order her spinach, green peppers and onions.
After realising the great potential in farming and after identifying a gap in the market for women in the industry, Mcoyi decided to start farming full time, focusing on producing a variety of seedlings and growing different vegetables.
The Umthombo Farming Project offers packaged fruits, vegetables and poultry in a service called NutriBox, which delivers fresh goods to your door. Mcoyi caters to a wide range of customers, and encourages them to be healthy and sustainable in their consumption.
“I refer to food as medicine. It’s very important that we eat healthy and nutritious food, and grow our own produce — each household should have a garden,” she says.”
“I refer to food as medicine. It’s very important that we eat healthy and nutritious food and grow our own produce — each household should have a garden!”