Michris Janse van Rensburg founded Backsaver Farming Equipment in 2010. Earlier that year, he had entered a farming innovations competition and won. His disarmingly clever small-scale tools for the small-scale farmer have been a hit with both the market and the media ever since.
TEDxJohannesburg, a local chapter of the global TED Conferences platform, invited Michris in 2018 to share his story with the world. There he met the event's curator, Ithateng Mokgoro.
Shortly after, this meeting of the minds formed a brand new associated company focusing on packaging and marketing Backsaver products. They named the company Backsaver Farming Solutions, a farmer's Boer-maak-’n-plan approach combining with an innovator's scale-and-replicate-it instinct.
Backsaver products have taken root throughout Southern Africa, helping farmers turn their fortunes in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia.
Backsaver Farming Solutions is a Level-2 B-BBEE company.
We have a vested interest in the employment and training of black South Africans. We are fortunate to be able to use B-BBEE legislation to promote transformation in the South African farming sector.
Location: South Africa, South Africa