Rhodes University hosted a three-day training course, presented by the National Woolgrowers’ Association (NWGA) where almost 40 communal sheep farmers benefited.
The members of the Masibambisane Project in Bomplaas Villiage, Macubeni in the Lady Frere district were educated through practical demonstrations and visual presentations from five short courses on basic sheep breeding, sheep shearing management, animal nutrition, sheep handling and animal health.
Nceba Ndlondlo, who manages the land use management section (Chris Hani district municipality) represented the The Department for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform. Ndlondlo conveyed his satisfaction with the training that the farmers got.
Conducted by the NWGA, training in communal areas form a substantial part of the execution of production advisory services. It was evident from the 2017/2018 report that 3 256 farmers were trained through 112 courses. Four wool sheep training courses were developed by the NWGA and provided the necessary to production advisers.
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