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 obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Motion Picture Medium but took a break from all things filmmaking when the opportunity arose for him to start a truffle farm.
If you don’t find him on the farm, in his free time you will find him sitting in a dark cinema or writing and reflecting on life’s absurdities.
He was the one who identified the opportunity to cultivate truffles in South Africa and 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.