About Us

Farmers United of South Africa

 

VISION AND MISSION

To be the unrivalled organisation for black farmers to work together to achieve sustainable agricultural policies which will ensure inclusive growth throughout the value chain.

We are committed to empowering our members, our future captains by using various initiatives that will ensure equal access to resources, opportunities, encourage innovation and creativity to yield sustainable results that will have a positive impact in our economy and communities.

OUR VALUES

  • Inclusive Development
  • The Spider Web Economic Doctrine.
  • People
  • Transparency
  • Passion

 


Our Company

 

Inclusive Development – we are driven by wanting to develop an inclusive system that will drive more inclusive growth and involve determined black farmers in their own development.

The Spider Web Economic Doctrine - to become the major black economic force in the industry. Because of our spider web mentality, when a Rand comes into our network that Rand will not leave the network. It must be reinvested by buying from other members.

People – We’re passionate about making measurable impact in all we do and all people we cross paths with. Our unique culture and approach deliver enduring results. We will do the right thing by our farmers, our stakeholders, and our communities.

Transparency – What you see is what you get. We believe that transparency breeds trust and trust is the foundation of lasting relationships.

Passion – Passion in the agricultural work we are doing and where we are going. The word “No” or “that will never work” is not in our vocabulary.

Leadership - We have a clear vision of where we are going. Our goals are focused to achieve our leadership objectives and strategies

 



Our Team



Ronnie Mckenzie - President

Ronnie McKenzie has been in farming for the past three years. He is a renowned pig farmer in Magaliesberg. He has since expanded his operation to include game, cattle, sheep and goats. Ronnie’s background is in Politics and Business. He brings with him intense passion in getting Government to be an integral part in transforming the industry and commercializing black farmers. His favourite saying is: “Not for farmers, without farmers.” Ronnie was elected the President of FUSA in April 2018.

Leeko Makoene – Vice President

Leeko Makoene is a Social-Entrepreneur with a Human Resource, Industrial Psychology, Business and Farm Management qualifications. Leeko is very passionate in using agriculture as a tool to transform rural and township economies. She comes with broad entrepreneurial, managerial and organizational skills. A driven strategic thinker with key skills and competencies in Rural Development, Agriculture and Agro-processing.

Shaun Cairns – Chairman

Agricultural entrepreneur in the Western Cape Province encouraging a healthy living and being environmentally friendly through application of organic farming models through wide range of agricultural produces. His main intention is spread his models to varies communities and school within Western Cape Province. He is a qualified horticulturist promoting agro-ecological practices based/informed by principles of health, fairness, ecology and care.