Laastedrif an example of transformation in farming

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Ceres - Rossouw Cillé of Laastedrif in Ceres was honoured as National Farmer of the Year in 2013 for his agricultural achievements.

This Tru-Cape company director and grower of Tru-Cape apples and pears, is also well known in the grower community as one of the industry leaders when it comes to transformation.

In 2003 60% of the ownership of Morceaux farm, a 93 hectare apple and pear farm adjacent to Ceres and part of the Laastedrif business, was transferred to a group of farm workers. By growing and diversifying their farming and business activities, Laastedrif has managed to guarantee financial stability and sustainability.

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