The corporation offers scheduled and non-scheduled trainings to farmers in her quest to improve grain production. Farmers are trained in a variety of areas including but not limited to crop production, crop storage, quality control, planning, financing etc. Farmers with a need for training can contact NMC office to schedule trainings. However, such an arrangement is offered to groups of farmers not individuals. Farmers are encouraged to use our maize production manual attached. This manual was developed by stakeholders in the maize industry and was approved by the ministry of agriculture for use in extension in Swaziland.
The corporation is involved in a number of maize promotional activities. These promotions aim at incentivising the farmers to produce more maize to feed themselves, the country, and eventually exporting to the region.
This is a program under the Agribusiness Division that ensures grain producers enter into contracts with the corporation for the purpose of getting a steady supply of grains from the farmers.
Farmers must be of any nationality, but the production must occur within Swaziland. Only Non GMO seeds must be used for production. Farmers with 5 hectares and above are eligible to be contracted to NMC for the supply of maize and sugar beans. The land must have irrigation or be in the high maize producing areas in the high veld and middle veld.
Contracted farmers enjoy certain benefits which are not available to any other farmers. These benefits are for the purpose of ensuring that every potential farmer is contracted to NMC, and NMC in return get a consistent supply of maize. The benefits are as follows;
The below areas have been identified by the corporation to be used by NMC Farmer Development Officers (FDOs) as maize collection centres for the year 2016/17. Farmers are expected to bring their maize to the listed areas before or on the collection dates agreed with them.
Collection dates are communicated by FDOs to the community leaders/ extension officers prior to collection. Under this program the FDOs use platform scales to receive maize from farmers. The maize is graded, accepted or rejected on the spot. A farmer is then given his/her receipt showing the value of his/her maize after relevant deductions have been made. Currently, deductions that may apply are for; issuances of cheques if no bank details are provided, transport charges, and moisture adjustment charge if the maize moisture content is above 12.5%. Farmers use the receipts given to collect payment from the head office at Matsapha. If bank details were provided, payment is made to the relevant accounts within 3 days.
|Nkhaba Clinic||Gege Cooperative|
|Ka- Ncesi||Magubheleni Cooperative|
|Kupheleni (next to Shops)||Dudusini|
|Sigangeni (next to shops)||Lubombo||Maphungwane|
|Hhukwini Inkhundla||Maphalaleni Inkhundla|
|Nsingweni||Dlozini Gogo Centre|
The corporation provides maize harvesting services at a small fee. Farmers with reasonable fields are encouraged to take advantage of this service. We harvest and transport your maize with our 34 tonne truck. However, farmers must have used a planter in their fields to get this service.
Interested clients are encouraged to contact the corporation for the service of a 34 tonne truck. We transport bulk and bagged content within and outside Swaziland at a reasonable fee.
We weigh for individuals and companies at a reasonable charge. Our weigh bridges are calibrated annually. The Matsapha weigh bridge operates throughout the year.
The corporation has five regional silos at Madulini, Kalanga, Ntfonjeni, Ngwemphisi and Matsapha. With the exception of Matsapha, the other silos are only used during the maize harvesting period.