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Mobile Agri Skills Development & Training (MASDT) Opportunity for Entrepreneurs in the Agri Business



About the Opportunity

The organization has diversified from merely a training-providing institution to become a “One Stop Centre” for Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SME’s) in the Agricultural Sector. MASDT provides a comprehensive and integrated range of support services in agriculture to emerging farmers located in often remote rural areas.


THE MAIN FOCUS AREAS OF THE INCUBATOR INITIATIVE ARE:

  • Facilitating the Agriculture Incubation concept in different Provinces.

  • Incorporating technical skills, business management, social development, and life skills to emerging AgriBusinesses to improve confidence and capacity to explore and try various income-generating opportunities in Agriculture.

  • Providing on-site consultancy, extension, and technology services.

  • Provide assistance in the fields of business advice, monitoring, financial and administrative control, and support.

  • Provide national recognition of development initiatives when exiting the Incubator.

  • Provide a mechanical/technology platform for the utilization of Entrepreneurs.



THE SELECTION CRITERIA FOR INCUBATEES ARE:

  • Representatives of projects/farming ventures must be 18 years and above

  • Must be from previously disadvantaged groups

  • Must have a vivid interest in agriculture

  • Numeracy and literacy level 2 (ABET)

  • Must preferably be part of the decision-making structure

  • Must have proof of land or access to a minimum 5h land for at least 3 years

  • Must currently be part of the agriculture value chain

Potential New Agriculture Ventures/Incubatees are being assessed to determine the level of skills and establish the gap which Incubation needs to address. The actual incubation stages are made up of the following components:

  • Business Start-up Principles

  • Technical and Technology Skills Transfer

  • Completion of a structured mentorship program

  • Marketing of Produce

  • Production Recoverable Grant

  • Assistance with Mechanisation

  • Creation of Sustainable Infrastructure


For more information, please click:

http://www.masdt.co.za/index.php/agriculture-incubators/seda-funded-incubator


Contact Details:

Tel: +27(0)12 643 3400

email: info@masdt.co.za

Extension 3457 
Inkwazi Building 
Block C 1249 Embankment Road Zwartkop X7


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