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Howard Blight

Founder and CEO of Agricolleges International

Howard Blight is second generation farmer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Agricolleges International and has been involved in the development of educational institutions for more than 35 years.

He was the founding chairperson of the independent English medium boarding school in Limpopo Province, Stanford Lake College, and the chairman of Unicorn Preparatory School for eight years. He has farmed his own farm near Tzaneen, in the Limpopo Province in South Africa for 45 years and runs his own nursery growing subtropical crops. Howard is a horticultural consultant and naturalist, an author and poet and a businessman with an entrepreneurial flair.

 Over the years Howard became more involved in other projects when the need arose to assist in the management of his Farm & Nursery, called Amorentia. The nursery has continued with its unbelievable growth and has produced over 3 million Macadamia trees. It is currently one of the world’s largest producers of Macadamia trees and one of South Africa’s leading ornamental nurseries.

Over the years his farm has ventured out and established many diverse projects. One of these was the establishments of 200 hectares of Macadamias and 150 hectares of Avocadoes in Central Mozambique. Amorentia has also established a consultation service for Macadamia and Avocado farmers across Southern Africa and has been involved in the establishing of hundreds of hectares of sub-tropical fruit and nuts.