Why would you use TropicalBytes to platform your message to subtrop farmers? • Highly niche market of readers • Excellent brand association • Inexpensive and cost effective rates • Endless exposure


By advertising in TropicalBytes you WILL get the farmers’ attention! I know this because I get constant feedback from farmers about how much they enjoy reading the articles and implementing the advice – even if they don’t learn anything from a particular article, they thoroughly enjoy breaking the isolation that often comes with farming and hearing about what’s happening in the industry. It’ll be the hottest topic at the next braai so they have to keep up to date by reading the latest TropicalBytes articles.

Hear it from the readers:

“Just wanted to say thanks for the links to your magazine. I think it is quickly becoming the best Agric publication available. I really look forward to reading your articles. Do you have an archive online to read from Issue 1 again?” – One of the VERY best and most respected top farmers in the country, based in Amatikulu.

“Wow, your January 2020 edition is amazing. You have covered the cultivars in depth. I have shared the TropicalBytes website with others in the macadamia industry. There is so much still to learn and to share any knowledge we have with the other growers. Well done on a wonderful incentive!!!” – Entomology expert, Nelspruit.

Hi Debbie, 

A very thoroughly researched and well written article.

Andrew, Technical Manager, Mayo Macs SA

All articles are well-researched and full of rich information from a diversity of sources. The aim: to deliver quality content that fulfills our purpose of  Equipping farmers for excellence and success by sharing knowledge and expertise. The advances in the industry are happening, not only on the farms, at a grass-roots level, but also on a more complex and strategic level, in the industry at large. We will expose the farmers to that, in a non-threatening, comprehensive way.

Other compelling reasons to advertise through TropicalBytes:

• Highly niche market of readers (macadamia and sugar cane farmers)
• Excellent brand association; TropicalBytes is loved, respected and trusted by the farmers. They have come to rely on the quality, reliable, accurate and relevant material which they use to discuss and implement in their own enterprises.
• Inexpensive and cost effective rates; the benefits of repeat advertising together with the cost-savings of annual packages compounds into smart ad-spend.
• Ongoing exposure; articles (with your ads) will be on the TropicalBytes platform forever so you will still be getting valuable exposure LONG after you’ve finished paying for it.

Here is a summary of what is planned for the next 10 months:

June 2021 Intro/overview of mac farming in the Cape. An estimated R100 million will be generated by the mac farmers in this region this season. I spent a week there is April this year and found out, from 5 of their best growers, what the growing conditions are, what brought them to the Cape and how they’ve made macs work.
July 2021 Jaff 17: First Cape farmer – from successful Levubu farming stock, this farmer almost lost everything until he figured out what’s different about the Cape.
August 2021 Jaff 18: Second Cape farmer – this lady took on mac farming as a horticultural project for her agric degree and now it is a very respectable business.
September 2021 Soils: one of the most difficult articles I have ever written, and definitely the most well researched!
October 2021 Jaff 19: Third Cape farmer – if they can grow macs here, they can be grown anywhere! Farming in the toughest circumstances.
November 2021 Jaff 20: Fourth Cape farmer – Ever met someone whom you know is going to take so much wisdom with them when they leave this world? This Oom is one of those men. I did my best to drain his 60+ years of experience to share with all our readers.
December 2021 Stevia Update: A crop and article that has created a buzz in the sugar industry, we follow up on the original article published in Nov 2019
January 2022 Jaff 21: Final Cape farmer – It has been said that the best farmers don’t always share what they know but this Jaff did exactly that and he is undoubtedly one of the very best!
February 2022 Jaff 22: The very first “Inland” mac farmer who has agreed to be interviewed! Giving the industry an insight into German precision and growing macs inland.
March 2022 Hilton: My best friend has bought a small farm in Hilton. She plans to plant macs and has asked me to partner with her. I am going to use this farm, and our experience, to document the detail of starting a mac farm from scratch; right from the feasibility stage to … wherever we get to. The farm will become a regular feature on TropicalBytes as we share learnings and insights.

Please contact Debbie to book or address questions and queries – debbie@tropicalbytes.co.za

2021 standard block ad rate: R4895 per edition. Email debbie@tropicalbytes.co.za for bulk rates.

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