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Project Leader: Quinty Rabophala

She is the founder of Agri Consulting and Projects Pty Ltd.

Qualifications: Mcom Agricultural Economics (University of Pretoria)

Dissertation titled: A Financial Analysis of Management Models for Land Reform Projects in South Africa.

Other courses: Project Management and : Agri Management Development Programme (University of Stellenbosch)

Ms. Quinty began farmer development and support work in agriculture 10 years ago. Her work focused mainly on developing emerging farmers, creating sustainable livelihoods and effecting life changing interventions through agriculture. Quinty started her career at the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy as a Research Assistant, responsible for providing the post settlement support to two communities who obtained land through the Land Redistribution Programme by DRDLR.She also worked as a Project Supervisor in a consortium between Acutech Business Solutions and KPMG in the Western Cape where she fulfilled the post settlement support and monitoring and evaluation role to the farmers who received grants through the Recapitalization Fund Programme of the DRDLR. She also worked for Cape Agency for Sustainable and Integrated Development as a Senior Project Manager for the Unit for Technical Assistance.Her role was to advise the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and its Commodity Allocation Project Committees on the applications for CASP funding by the emerging farmers. She joined Old Mutual Masisizane Fund as the Agricultural Specialist responsible for pre investment. She managed the agriculture portfolio with a value of R150 million. She was part of the team that established Matatiele and UMzimkhulu Grain cluster and the subsequent secondary co-op responsible for providing the cluster with mechanization, Matatiele GrainCo. She later joined AfriGrow Development NPC as the Programme Manager responsible for management and implementation of Social Labour Projects mainly agricultural projects for various mines across all the provinces. She managed a portfolio of 15 projects with a value of R 120m.