Empowering the Future of Agriculture
This is Accordance Mathebula, a Future Farmer Apprentice with a passion for flowers. Accordance had always dreamed of being able to gift someone a bouquet of flowers that she had grown by her own hands, saying that horticulture had been in her heart since that day.
Accordance joined Future Farmers in 2001 after completing her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. She was placed with Kean Flower Farm in Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, as a general farm worker with the responsibilities of sowing seeds, planting seedlings, weeding, irrigation, harvesting and bunching. Accordance did so well at her job and showed such passion and dedication she was promoted to a Junior Farm Manager in 2023, and her responsibilities increased to scouting for pests and disease, sending out invoices, stock taking, liaising with seniors, quality control, local deliveries of flowers and more. Accordance has come through her apprenticeship showing all the qualities we look for in an International Programme candidate and she has been selected to apply for an overseas position.
There are so many young graduates in South Africa like Accordance who are willing to commit to learning from the ground up and doing the hard yards to learn and grow, but they desperately need opportunities to break into the job market. If you are interested in creating an opportunity for the next Accordance to kickstart their career, please consider donating towards our apprenticeship programme.