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3 things happening in agri today, 28 January 2021

The late Professor Mohammad Karaan’s virtual memorial service is held this morning, as well as the first monthly Southern African Beanstalk broadcast. Also, excitement abounds for the launch of Maluti Farming PALS. E-mail info@foodformzansi.co.za to add your event to our daily agri calendar


This morning you can join the virtual memorial service for Professor Mohammad Karaan. Many dignitaries, including former finance minister Trevor Manuel, will pay tribute to the late agricultural icon.

Other events in Mzansi today include the first monthly broadcast by the Produce Marketing Association, showcasing the best fresh produce that South Africa has to offer. Also, the Partners in Agri Land Solutions (PALS) movement today gives birth to the Maluti Farming PALS in the Free State. 


Lala kahle, Prof. Karaan 

A virtual memorial service, hosted by Stellenbosch University, kicks off at 10:00 to honour the life and legacy of agricultural pioneer and academic Professor Mohammad Karaan. Selected speakers will pay their last respects during the Zoom session, whereafter other contributions will be welcomed.    

Click here to access Karaan’s memorial service.

2Southern Africa Beanstalk Global broadcast 

The  Produce Marketing Association commences its monthly broadcasts in partnership with Beanstalk Global  to showcase the South African fresh produce industry to a global trade and consumer audience.  In today’s broadcast, they will cover the dynamics of the fresh produce industry and its important role in the country. 

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Register here to join live at 15:00 when Max MacGillivray, editor-in-chief of Beanstalk, will be speaking to key industry experts Jaco Oosthuizen, Francois Knowles and Dr Justy Range. 


Maluti Farming PALS launch 

Maluti Farming PALS is a partnership between new era and commercial farmers providing national momentum to the existing Partners in Agri Land Solutions framework. The Maluti Farming PALS, based in the eastern Free State, launches today.

The keynote speaker is Thoko Didiza, the minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, while Christo van der Rheede, chief executive of Agri SA, will also address the audience.

Join the launch from 09:00 to 14:00 by clicking here. 

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Dona Van Eeden
Dona Van Eeden
Dona van Eeden is a budding writer and journalist, starting her career as an intern at Food for Mzansi. Furnished with a deep love and understanding of environmental systems and sustainable development, she aims to make the world a better place however she can. In her free time you can find her with her nose in a book or wandering on a mountain, looking at the world through her camera's viewfinder.


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