Dr. Willem Mostert
Willem (D.SOC.SC.) is an entrepreneur and management consultant who redesigned many businesses in South Africa and some African countries.
Willem has mastered the skill of starting new enterprises and developing them to fruition in a short period of time.
His vision is to impact the agricultural economy of the Western and Eastern Cape by means of truffle farming.
George (BA) studied filmmaking and took a break from it when the opportunity popped up for him to open up a Craft Brewery.
This later ended up creating a fork in the road for him when he brewed a truffle beer in 2010 and the idea to either carry on with the Craft Brewery or to rather start a Truffle Farm came up.
He was the one who identified the opportunity to cultivate truffles in South Africa and now specialises in the technical aspects of truffle production.
Lucas is an experienced nursery manager with 10 years experience in managing nurseries.
MICOLOGIA FORESTAL & APLICADA (Spain) is a biotechnology company that researches, develops and markets technologies and products for the cultivation of truffles.
Since 1989 MICOLOGIA FORESTAL & APLICADA specialises in forest mycorrhization. They work as a Research Center and develop new technologies, which allows them to offer the latest techniques in biotechnology for the production of infected plants with edible mycorrhizal fungi. Micología Forestal & Aplicada provides comprehensive solutions for truffle farming and the cultivation and management of edible truffles.
Their Directors wrote the Truffle Guide for the Andalucía Government and published the most comprehensive manual on truffle production in 2015, called Truffle Farming Today.
They were the leading players in the establishment of truffle farming around the world. They see South Africa as a potential world producer of Tuber melanosporum Truffles.