When starting a new venture in Africa you will always face many trials and tribulations, ranging from language barriers, weather conditions, bureaucracy & logistics to the simple fact that things move at a slower pace.
With EuroCan’s vast depth of African and industry experience we have however been able to overcome many challenges and now see immense progress happening on the ground at our project in Lesotho.
After obtaining our medicinal cannabis license we immediately started to work closely with the local community. Through negotiations secured a large area of beautiful, virgin, arable land with an abundance of underground water as well as a big catchment dam. The conditions are favourable for the implementation of our cultivation and production project.
In late December 2019 official groundbreaking took place on site and we started to level 3 hectares for our cultivation and production facilities; torrential rains put a stop to the groundwork late in 2019 but we were able to resume activities in January 2020, since which time the weather has been kind to us.
We have now successfully levelled all 3 hectares, located & drilled 3 boreholes (with sufficient capacity for the intended cultivation) and expanded the existing catchment dam to hold more rainwater. We also have this area fenced in and have begun to bring the necessary power infrastructure onto site.
We are on track to start construction of the greenhouses during Q1 2020 with completion of construction expected in Q2 2020.
Head of Cultivation, Botanical Oils (Pty) Ltd