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McCain opens Farm of the Future in South Africa to ‘boost potato cultivation’

McCain Foods Limited, one of South Africa’s leading frozen food manufacturers, has opened its Farm of the Future Africa in Lichtenburg, in the country’s North West province. This is the second of three locations planned by 2025, aimed at gaining a better understanding of regenerative agricultural practices and their impact, costs, and benefits.

As Food for Mzansi reports, the regional farm is set to become a research hub that will focus on regenerative agriculture techniques for South Africa’s potato production industry, which contributes approximately R6.6 billion to the country’s GDP. The initiative, called McCain’s Farms of the Future, was first launched in Canada in 2020.

The farm will test and feature innovative processes and technologies, specifically tailored for the Southern Hemisphere, in a collaborative effort that brings together academics, industry and technology partners, and farmers working together to reimagine the way potatoes are produced. The farm will also serve as an effective platform for recruiting and training talent.

Source: Food for Mzansi. Read the full story here
Photo: Leading frozen food manufacturer McCain Foods Limited has officially opened its Farm of the Future Africa in Lichtenburg, North West, the second of three locations planned by 2025. Credit Food For Mzansi

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