In the latest conversation as part of our podcast series from ‘The Pod’, our Joint MD Yvonne Tweddle joined our Technical Director Cristian Metzger to discuss her recent appearance in the African Investment Conference and the future of farming in the region.

Farming in South Africa

As part of our ‘Strengthening the UK-Africa Agri-relationship’ podcast, Yvonne spoke passionately about wanting to make a real difference in Africa, referring to South Africa as ‘a second home’ she holds dear to her heart.

On farm investments and the journey of our South African farms Yvonne continued:

“When we took over the farms they were unloved, and for anyone working in agriculture, any type of agriculture, you have to love what you do. You have to invest time, energy and effort as well as money to be able to bring something back to life…”

Listen to Yvonne and Cristian’s full conversation below or by accessing ‘The Pod’, wherever you listen to your audio favourites.

African Investment Conference

On January 20 The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) brought together UK and African businesses for a one-day virtual event to explore opportunities to for partnerships and investment.

The conference was a platform for attendees to learn more about the complexities and opportunities of doing business throughout Africa directly from experienced UK companies.

If you would like to catch up on Yvonne’s presentation or any of the content from last week at the AIC you can watch it on demand by following this link.

The DIT have put together a handy list of support services and programmes available to businesses from the UK Government which can be accessed here.

The Jupiter Group is a leader in the global fresh produce market. Ranked 17th in the 2020 The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, Jupiter grows and supplies new and traditional varieties of grapes and citrus alongside melons, pineapples, limes, avocados and kiwi.

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