The Black Umbrellas Lephalale incubator recently held an Agri-Expo Workshop to promote and empower emergent Black farmers through access to markets, finance, networking and mentorship. The workshop provided farmers with a unique opportunity to engage with the national and provincial departments of agriculture as well as commercial banks and other corporate institutions. Among the speakers were Matlou Johanna Mphela of the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, Puxley Rasekgala from Standard Bank’s Agribusiness division, and Sthembiso Khumalo, Provincial Manager at the Landbank.