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About Mbali Nwoko

Harvesting a new future for farming in South Africa.

The future is female and Green Terrace CEO, Mbali Nwoko, is living proof of it. The University of Johannesburg and Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) alumni had co-owned a successful recruitment company before deciding to pursue a career in agriculture.

Mbali was introduced to the world of farming by a friend, who revealed all the available opportunities in the agricultural sector. As a budding and determined entrepreneur, she researched the farming industry and registered her own business in 2016. Green Terrace was the fruits of her labour, but there was still the issue of land. After a short period of time, Mbali found a 14-hectare farm in Mapleton, Boksburg, where she was able to grow the grassroots of her business.

Mbali’s determination, entrepreneurial acumen and utilisation of digital technology – such as farming apps – brought her to the attention of the industry as she solidified herself as a major player in agriculture. As a reward for her efforts, she was the Winner of New Entrant into Commercial Farming – Northern Region by the Agricultural Writers SA in 2018.

While she has only been in the industry for a short time, Mbali has already established herself as a modern farmer and a thought leader who has empowered and brought a unique perspective to the agricultural sector. Her brand continues to grow and inspire many, as she builds herself into a mentor for future generations and advocates smart farming.

Winner of New Entrant into Commercial Farming
Northern Region in 2018, Agricultural Writers Association

A c c o l a d e s

Mbali’s determination, entrepreneurial acumen and utilisation of digital technology – such as farming apps – brought her to the attention of the industry as she solidified herself as a major player in agriculture.

Accolades & Awards

Mbali's Accolades

  • Winner of New Entrepreneur Award 2020 – Black Business Quarterly (BBQ Awards)
  • Top 100 Influential Young South Africans 2020 – Avance Media
  • 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2019 – Africa Youth Awards
  • Pan African Award for the Most Influential Women in Business and Government: Country Winner in Agriculture
  • Top 100 Young Mandela’s of the Future 2019
  • Top 8 Influential Agriculturalist 2019 – National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC)
  • Columnist for Farmers Weekly Magazine
  • Top 100 Women Changing South Africa 2018, Mail and Guardian
  • Southern Africa Startup Awards Nominee, 2018
  • Winner of New Entrant into Commercial Farming – Northern Region in 2018, Agricultural Writers Association
  • Finalist for 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One 2017

Career

Mbali's Diverse Skill Set

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Farming without water.

Farming without water.

Water, is a crucial resource in any farming activity therefore, you can’t farm without water.  A serious challenge that threatens the farming industry today…

Mbali Nwoko 9th Oct 2020
The importance of regularly inspecting your farm vehicles.

The importance of regularly inspecting your farm vehicles.

Imagine that you are in your peak harvesting season and your tractor breaks down.  You have no backup and are dependent on this one tractor, what would you…

Mbali Nwoko 30th Sep 2020
How to create tasks for your farm using a digital app.

How to create tasks for your farm using a digital app.

Using digital technology to help you farm better. If anything, what COVID-19 has taught us is that we should all embrace technology and most importantly, use it…

Mbali Nwoko 10th Sep 2020
How to find land to farm.

How to find land to farm.

If you are looking for land to start your farm, the best method that I would recommend is to drive around various farming communities.   Why?   The reason…

Mbali Nwoko 21st Jul 2020
Funding requirements checklist for Farmers.

Funding requirements checklist for Farmers.

The decision to seek funding or investment for your farm requires a significant amount of planning and detailed thought on what and how you are going to finance…

Mbali Nwoko 15th Jul 2020
Funding organisations for Farmers

Funding organisations for Farmers

It’s no secret that farming is a highly capital intensive business and if you are a farmer looking for funding to start or expand your business, the following…

Mbali Nwoko 8th Jul 2020
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Media

Podcasts and Videos

Female Farmer of the Future

The Journey Unearthed Podcast

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Future Leadership Interview

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Super lead podcast; Ep 47 - Part 1

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Super lead podcast; Ep 48 - Part 2

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MetroFM Interview

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Channel Africa Interview - COVID-19

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SAFM Interview: Youth in South Africa - Agriculture

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Mbali Nwoko is an in-demand farmer, thought leader, keynote speaker and businesswoman.

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