Kwanalu starts network to support rural women in KZN

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Nolwazi Mkhize, a small-scale vegetable farmer from Durban
Nolwazi Mkhize, a small-scale vegetable farmer from Durban

Women are the backbone of the agricultural sector, especially in the rural areas, but they need support to grow their businesses. A new platform, Women in Rural Entrepreneurship (WIRE), hopes to meet this need.

Run by the KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union (Kwanalu), the programme will provide women with knowledge, skills and opportunities to support themselves and their communities.

Dr Kathy Hurly, who is heading up WIRE, said the platform had evolved out of a networking session for women in agriculture, which was hosted by Kwanalu in August last year.

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