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Ncumisa Mkabile

Smallscale Farming

Ncumisa Mkabile unpacks her remarkable pivot from selling chicken to becoming one of the fastest-growing suppliers of spinach in the Western Cape.

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Ncumisa started Mamcube Homegrown selling chickens and was initially successful, but then COVID-19 devastated her business. In May 2020, Ncumisa pivoted to selling spinach and has achieved remarkable growth supplying distributors in the Western Cape. Ncumisa is steadily expanding her operation and employing members of her home community in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.


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Farming is not for everyone, but smallscale farming is an option for anyone who is interested. In this succinct series of ten spinachy bites, Ncumisa shares how she pivoted her chicken business into a fast-growing spinach farming operation. 

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In this recipe, Ncumisa will take you through how she started a large spinach growing operation after her chicken selling business went belly up because of Covid-19. This recipe is for all those who have been knocked down due to the pandemic and are looking and having to start again. Ncumisa will take you through the importance of social media and getting back on your feet when you get knocked down.


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