Third term as Kwanalu president for Greytown farmer

2017-11-08 06:00
Andy Buchan.

Andy Buchan.

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GREYTOWN farmer Andy Buchan was unanimously re-elected president of KZN Agricultural Union, Kwanalu, for a third consecutive term by the Kwanalu board in October.

Buchan, who has 22 years’ experience in the farming industry, farms strawberries and kiwi fruit on his farm El Shammah.

A staunch supporter of organised agriculture, he has fulfilled a variety of roles in formal farming structures for the past 12 years and believes “the interests of the individual farmer will always be better represented by a unified collective voice”.

“The agricultural industry is in a transition period with various challenges impacting the sustainability of agriculture. Organised agriculture has a pivotal role and responsibility to facilitate this transformation process,” said Buchan.

In an ideal world Buchan says the future of agriculture in South Africa lies in the “successful integration of existing commercial farmers, the future farmer and value chain stakeholders as integral role players in improving the livelihoods of our communities”.

It is because of Buchan’s vision and strength of leadership that Kwanalu CEO, Sandy La Marque, believes the voice of organised agriculture in KZN “is in good hands”.

“Andy is a natural leader, highly respected among his peers, his farming community and the agricultural industry in which he operates. Kwanalu couldn’t be more privileged to have him represent our organisation for another year.” - Urban House Media.

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