The Eshowe investment is situated in the Nkwalini Valley of Kwa-Zulu Natal, where the sub-tropical, summer rainfall area is suitable for the cultivation of citrus and bananas. The planting of new productive orchards is expected to produce considerably higher yields for the farm by the end of the Fund term, when the return on this investment will be realised.
COUNTRY: SOUTH AFRICA
FARM: ESHOWE FARMS
The recent grapefruit and orange season at Eshowe saw 50% of the produce going to the local juicing market. The remainder was exported to the Middle East, Russia and the rest of Africa. The newly planted bananas and grafted lemons are showing promise and have yielded well in this season.”