TRIOMF – FOR GROWTH THAT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD
Our team of highly specialised chemical engineers, plant- and soil scientists and master agronomists are constantly working on maintaining a focus of product development which is at the forefront of global plant and soil nutrition innovation. TRIOMF boasts a wide range of super-specialised fertilizer and other nutritional products as part of its extensive product range.
LETSEMA BOLOTSE 2016 CROPPING SEASON PROGRAMME
240 Farmers in total will benefit from the R38 Milj project in Ngaka Modiri Molema District.
The upcoming farmers in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District area will benefit largely from the development programme and will receive subsidies such as seed, fertilizer, chemicals and fuel in order to plant 50ha each. The total coverage of the program is 10 000 hectares of land where they plan on planting both sunflower and maize.
Additionally, 195 farmers will also benefit from another programme called ‘one hectare one household programme’ by the DRDLR (Department of Rural Development and Land Reform). The DRDLR has increased the land size from 1 hectare per household to inbetween 10 -15 hectares per household instead, this is due to the land availability.
Tsholofelo Dintwe stated that the aim of this project is to put agriculture at the pinnacle of economic development in the Province as well as to deal with challenges of inequality, deprivation and unemployment.
Premier of the North West Province, Honourable Supra Obakeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo and MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), Ms Manketsi Tlhape together with the national DRDLR launched the event on the 19th of October 2016 in Delareyville.
TRIOMF Fertilizer is proud to be associated with this program.
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BOTSWANA’S NATIONAL AGRICULTURE SHOW
Triomf Fertilizer visited Botswana’s National Agriculture Show that was held on the 1st -7th of August 2016 at the National Agricultural Show Grounds in Gabarone. The theme for this year’s show was “Practicing Smart Agriculture to combat the effects of climate change”. The show was a great success and was attended by delegates from all over the world including the president of Botswana, the honourable Ian Khama.
SUCCESFUL FARMER’S DAY FOR TRIOMF
On 6 July, farmers and members of the public from various societies gathered for the annual Val Farmer’s Day. The day was filled with an interesting program of speakers including Leandie du Rant that gave a motivational speech for women young and old. The started off with interactive, practical and comprehensive demonstrations of the newest technology in agricultural machinery. The program also included exhibitions and auctions of top of the range livestock and livestock equipment. The TRIOMF exhibition attracted great interest with the unique green ground covering and brisk staff. The day as a whole was a huge success and enjoyed by young and old.
TRIOMF AT CANSA RELAY FOR LIFE
This past weekend a few TRIOMF employees took part in & represented TRIOMF at the CANSA relay for life (Robyn Stoltz, Cornelia Snyman, Riaan Blignaut & Candace Stoltz took part). The relay took place in Klerksdorp from 6pm to 6am. During this time at least one member from the team had to be walking around the field. At the start of the relay they had all the cancer survivors (including Candace Stoltz) to do a march together around the field while all the other participants cheered us on. This opportunity was not only used as marketing but mainly for TRIOMF to contribute to the community. We aim to have more TRIOMF employees at the next CANSA Relay next year.
VAL FARMER’S DAY
On the 1st of July TRIOMF attended the annual Val Farmer’s Day. This farmers Day was made possible by the Val Farmer’s Association located between Greylingstad and Standerton.
This is one of the largest famer’s days, hosted in South Africa and certainly the biggest when it comes to demonstrations of implements. All agricultural implements are demonstrated on this day, from Tractors and Harvesters to Spreaders and many more. The farmer can observe the implements’ abilities first-hand.
LYDENBURG FARMER’S DAY
On 16th April 2015 TRIOMF had the opportunity to be part of the Obaro’s information day at Ohrighstad near Lydenburg, Mpumulanga. Obaro ia an agent for Triomf in Limpopo and Mpumulanga Lowveld, there’s a close relationship between TRIOMF / Agri Excellence and Obaro. A lecture was given by Jannie Putter on the importance of soil mapping in today’s agriculture. He emphasised on the advantages of precision farming practice and how profit margins can be increased in the agronomy with soil physical mapping. The day was in all instances a great success, the feedback from the local farmers and Obaro was evidence enough of TRIOMF / Agri Excellence’s involvement in the agricultural sector.
As part of TRIOMF’s venture in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which aims to eradicate the high costs involved with importing fertilizer, creating employment and ultimately building the industry as a whole, the concept of a “Farmer’s Bucket” was introduced. This “Farmer’s Bucket” is an all-in-one agri kit that will assist the small scale farmer to work a 25m x 25m (0, 16 hectare) patch of land. This kit will include everything needed from preparing the soil to harvesting. It consists of a heavy duty 25 litre industrial plastic bucket with a tamper-proof lid. Every bucket contains a step-by-step user manual, a pre-plant soil preparation product, seed, granular- and foliar fertilizer, as well as weed- and pest control products.
These “Farmer’s Buckets” will soon be distributed to small scale farmers throughout the DRC. A Roll-out of these “Farmer’s Buckets” are also being planned for Swaziland as well South-Africa.
SWAZI INVESTORS VISIT TRIOMF SA
With the construction of TRIOMF Swaziland's R450-million blending plant and a homogenous single-granule fertilizer construction unit set for 2016, it was time to convince those who control the kingdom's purse strings to invest in what will soon be a flourishing reality.
The headquarters in Potchefstroom hosted a bevy of important Swazi dignitaries including the Minister of Commerce, Trade & Industry Mr Gideon Dlamini and the SIM (Swaziland Investment Management) Chairman, Mr Zacheus Nkosi. Joining them was a host of representatives from various banks such as Nedbank, Standard Bank and Sanlam who was represented by their Chief Executive Officer, Ms Thandile Nxumalo, as well as the Trade Promotion Manager of SIPA (Swaziland Investments Promotion Authority), Mr Sibusiso Mnisi and CFOs of the Swaziland National Provident Fund (SNPF) and the Public Service Pension Fund (PSPF) respectively.
ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
Rory did it to Tiger, Susan Boyle donned a "cozzy" and even Homer Simpson got in on the act. And with over 2.4 million videos doing the rounds on Youtube, it was only a matter of time before the TRIOMF gang accepted FFG's nomination for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
After going viral on social media in July, the activity – which involves the dumping of ice water over someone's head in order to promote awareness about the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) disease - sent shivers throughout the premises midday on Wednesday as the icy dare loomed.