Voting Polls
Yes, I enjoy growing my own vegetables. (57.69 %) No, I buy my vegetables from the greengrocer. (42.31 %) Yes, I enjoy growing my own vegetables. (57.69 %) No, I buy my vegetables from the greengrocer. (42.31 %)
Do you have a vegetable garden?
Yes, I enjoy growing my own vegetables. (57.69%)
No, I buy my vegetables from the greengrocer. (42.31%)
Yes, I found the help invaluable. (19.23 %) Yes but I did not find it useful. (17.31 %) No and I preferred it that way. (13.46 %) No, I felt isolated and would have preferred to be mentored. (50.00 %) Yes, I found the help invaluable. (19.23 %) Yes but I did not find it useful. (17.31 %) No and I preferred it that way. (13.46 %) No, I felt isolated and would have preferred to be mentored. (50.00 %)
Were you mentored when you started farming?
Yes, I found the help invaluable. (19.23%)
Yes but I did not find it useful. (17.31%)
No, I felt isolated and would have preferred to be mentored. (50%)
No and I preferred it that way. (13.46%)
Finance (27.96 %) Land (16.13 %) Physical challenges (15.05 %) Gaining acceptance in a male dominated environment (21.51 %) Family commitments (19.35 %) Finance (27.96 %) Land (16.13 %) Gaining acceptance in a male dominated environment (21.51 %)
As a woman farmer what are some of the challenges you encounter?
Finance (27.96%)
Land (16.13%)
Physical challenges (15.05%)
Family commitments (19.35%)
Gaining acceptance in a male dominated environment (21.51%)
Yes (49.25 %) No (50.75 %) Yes (49.25 %) No (50.75 %)
Recently thieves walked away with a R100 000 stud bull in the Greytown district. Have you lost livestock due to stock theft?
Yes (49.25%)
No (50.75%)
Yes (21.34 %) I prefer learning from South African farmers (8.94 %) No (69.72 %) Yes (21.34 %) I prefer learning from South African farmers (8.94 %) No (69.72 %)
Would you visit other countries to learn about agriculture?
Yes (21.34%)
No (69.72%)
I prefer learning from South African farmers (8.94%)
Yes (32.92 %) To a certain extent. (10.29 %) No  (56.79 %) Yes (32.92 %) To a certain extent. (10.29 %) No  (56.79 %)
Should a farm owner be responsible for what his farm manager gets up to?
Yes (32.92%)
No  (56.79%)
To a certain extent. (10.29%)
Yes (63.52 %) No (36.48 %) Yes (63.52 %) No (36.48 %)
Is it necessary to take a loan to start your farming enterprise?
Yes (63.52%)
No (36.48%)
Yes, they deserve it (8.90 %) Maybe a small portion (19.86 %) No, I owe the bank too much money (71.23 %) No, I owe the bank too much money (71.23 %) Yes, they deserve it (8.90 %) Maybe a small portion (19.86 %) No, I owe the bank too much money (71.23 %)
Would you give 50% of your land to your workers?
Yes, they deserve it (8.9%)
No, I owe the bank too much money (71.23%)
Maybe a small portion (19.86%)
Yes (41.67 %) No (58.33 %) Yes (41.67 %) No (58.33 %)
Have you made firebreaks?
Yes (41.67%)
No (58.33%)
Yes (24.07 %) Is there another alternative? (7.41 %) No (68.52 %) Yes (24.07 %) Is there another alternative? (7.41 %) No (68.52 %) No (68.52 %)
Should South Africa embrace GMOs?
Yes (24.07%)
No (68.52%)
Is there another alternative? (7.41%)
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This week's poll
Do you have a vegetable garden?
Yes, I enjoy growing my own vegetables.
No, I buy my vegetables from the greengrocer.
Last week's poll
Were you mentored when you started farming?
Yes, I found the help invaluable. (19.23%)
Yes but I did not find it useful. (17.31%)
No, I felt isolated and would have preferred to be mentored. (50%)
No and I preferred it that way. (13.46%)
Yes, I found the help invaluable. (19.23 %) Yes but I did not find it useful. (17.31 %) No and I preferred it that way. (13.46 %) No, I felt isolated and would have preferred to be mentored. (50.00 %) Yes, I found the help invaluable. (19.23 %) Yes but I did not find it useful. (17.31 %) No and I preferred it that way. (13.46 %) No, I felt isolated and would have preferred to be mentored. (50.00 %)
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