During the last weekend of September, LonAgro Tanzania Country Manager, Lukas Botha hosted a very successful Customer Appreciation Weekend with some of the company’s biggest clientsThe weekend started on Thursday September 29th at the Dar Es Salaam Yacht Club with a Meet and Greet held for all the commercial farmers who would be taking part in the trip to South Africa.The following day the group flew out to Johannesburg where, upon their arrival were taken to the offices of John Deere Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). At the John Deere SSA offices, the group was treated to a tour of the company’s impressive Parts Department.After the visit to John Deere, the group took a 50km trip to Delmas, a town in the province of Mpumalanga. Here they had the opportunity to check-out a commercial farming operation which uses John Deere equipment almost exclusively.On Saturday the group went to Loftus Versveld Rugby Stadium in Pretoria to watch the Springboks (South Africa) take on the Wallabies (Australia). Saturday was extra special as the group was joined by Senior Members of Lonrho (LonAgro’s parent company) and John Deere SSA.The match on Saturday certainly was the perfect way to end off the weekend, and LonAgro Tanzania would like to thank all their clients who were part of the trip.
As part of our on-going commitment to machinery financing, the JDF (John Deere Financial) team consisting of; Margaret Kindiga (SME Project Manager East Africa) and Barrett Schoeman (John Deere Proprietary Limited East and Central Africa) together Dirk Van der Linde (LonAgro Tanzania Business Development Manager) are in the process of visiting a number of NMB bank branches.The team is currently visiting as many branches as possible to carry out training with all NMB staff who handle Agri-Applications. NMB is the biggest bank in Tanzania, with over 160 branches and LonAgro Tanzania are in a partnership with them when it comes to providing financial solutions to farmers.For more Information ContactLonAgro:Margret Shilungushela: firstname.lastname@example.org (065 622 7522)Hamisi.Mwakalinga: email@example.com (071 290 8045)022 277 2775NMB Bank:John Machunda: firstname.lastname@example.org (022 232 2595)Christopher Mwalugenge: email@example.com (022 232 2599)*Terms and Conditions apply. All terms and conditions are subject to final approval by NMB Bank
During the second week of September, LonAgro Tanzania, together with Jason Brantley-Managing Director of John Deere for Sub Saharan Africa, had the honour of handing over a new 75Hp John Deere tractor to the SAU University in Morogoro.Over the last several years, John Deere Kenya together with a training company from South Africa have been carrying out regular base-training, boot-camps and demos with students, and LonAgro Tanzania is proud to be able to contribute to the program with the donation of this tractor.With this tractor, staff can demonstrate farming techniques and give students a better understanding on mechanised farming.