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The Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is all set and ready for the annual Female Entrepreneur Awards 2017 that will be held in Kimberley in August.

This year, 87 female entrepreneur projects went through the adjudication process.

According to Phemelo Manankong, external communications officer, the visits to the female entrepreneur projects were to ascertain how well female entrepreneurs know their projects, both in livestock or crop farming.

“It was also to get first-hand information on their daily work at their farms,” Manankong added.

This competition continues to acknowledge the contribution of women, young women and women with disabilities in the sector with regard to food security, job creation, economic growth and poverty ­alleviation.

Agri Northern Cape

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