Olivier Mandevu

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Olivier is searching for land to grow a specialty African vegetables in order to produce Sombe. Sombe is created from African greens (such as cassava leaves) and is highly desired by both African communities in New York as well as restaurants. Ideally looking for a property to lease that is within 30 mins driving distance from Albany, NY.

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Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Rensselaer

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50

Infrastructure required:

Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Fencing

Description of buildings required:

Buildings are not required, but would be beneficial for storage. 

Description of water access required:

Clean water for irrigation purposes. 

Description of fencing required:

A fenced in area for  production would be ideal to prevent animals from eating the vegetables. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Other Crops

Description of livestock/crops:

Cassava, the leaves of this plant are boiled, pounded, and cooked to create Sombe. 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Additional Information

Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?


Experience & education:

On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship