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4 things happening in agri today, 11 January 2021

Mondays in agriculture are never blue! Here is what's on Food For Mzansi's radar today. E-mail info@foodformzansi.co.za to have your event added to our daily agricultural news calendar


There’s never a dull moment in agriculture. Across the globe, the agricultural sector is buzzing with events. It’s National Milk Day, there are two soil health webinars with the latest research from abroad, and it’s Vegan Monday. Also, there are now only 13 days left before this year’s Nedbank Vinpro Information Day.


National Milk Day

Though technically celebrated in the United States, South Africans are also taking a moment to salute the nation’s dairy farmers on Milk Day. This celebration is not to be confused with World Milk Day on 1 June, established by the United Nations to recognise the importance of milk as a global food.

Milk can be used to make an enormous variety of high-quality products. The dairy cow industry in South Africa is one of the largest agricultural industries in the country, employing more than 40 000 people. So, why not celebrate today with a nice cold glass of milk to salute them.


Soil health webinars

Farmers from across the globe are set to attend two soil health webinars presented by the US-based WSU Farmers Network. Obviously there’s a time difference, but Mzansi farmers can log on at 16:00 today for tips on managing soil and crop health for wireworm suppression. An hour later, at 17:00, it’ll be time for the webinar on cover crops and cropping systems.


It’s Vegan Monday!

Since 2014, Veganuary has inspired more than one million people in 192 countries to try vegan for January. If you are looking to spice up your meal plan in 2021, why not take the first step by trying a vegan recipe for dinner today.

Sign up for Mzansi Flavour, Food For Mzansi’s popular weekly e-mail newsletter with tasty recipes, including vegan dishes. The next edition hits your inbox at 12:00 today. Be sure to also follow Dané Vermeulen’s exciting plant-based journey.


Nedbank Vinpro Information Day

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Although 2021 is off to a rocky start, the South African wine industry is resilient enough to overcome it. Today marks the 13-day countdown for this year’s Nedbank Vinpro Information Day to be held virtually on Thursday, 21 January 2021 from 09:00 to 13:00.

Here’s five reasons why you should register today for this prestigious event. You will discover which consumer trends will stay with us after Covid-19. You’ll find out which tools will help rebuild the wine tourism sector.

You’ll get the latest 2021 harvest forecast and tips to improve efficiency in the vineyard and cellar, and learn about the latest sustainability and inclusivity plans. Also, you’ll get a front-row seat on the state of Mzansi’s wine industry, and find out how it will navigate through political and economic forces.

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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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