This week in agri: 22 to 28 February 2021

This week is packed full of exciting agriculture events for you to add to your calendar. Keep an eye on this weekly feature and the events calendar on the Food For Mzansi homepage to spot informative opportunities.

Not to be Missed

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How is it already the end of February? If you had any plans to learn new skills or increase your agri networks and knowledge this month, then this is your last week to make those happen! 

Luckily this week is packed full of exciting agricultural events for you to gain knowledge and inspiration from. 

Check out Food for Mzansi’s calendar and our “This Week in Agri” article every Monday, giving you the low-down on all things agri in Mzansi every week. 

Remember, if you would like us to include your event on our Monday calendar, email info@foodformzansi.co.za or fill in the form below.

Monday, 22 February

 

 

Agri TV show: Vir die liefde van die land 

Tonight, in episode 6 of Vir die liefde van die land (“For the love of the land”) we meet Mahadi Mopeli (62) who believes that farming touches everybody every day. 

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The ten-episode series is proudly presented by Food For Mzansi in collaboration with the VKB Group and WYRD Films. Catch tonight’s episode at 18:30 on VIA, DStv channel 147.   

Also read: ‘Virtuous mother’ dedicates her life to feeding the nation 

Auction: Contemporary art and wine 

The auction catalogue includes top local producers such as Boschkloof, De Trafford, HartenbergMullineuxPorseleinberg and Sadie Family Vineyards, along with international benchmarks in Alain Graillot, Michel Chapoutier, Jean-Louis Chave, Domaine de Pegau and more. Rhône’s diversity is on show, with rare, acclaimed vintages, more accessible ready-to-be-enjoyed wines, as well as classy whites. 

The auction starts at 20:00. Browse the auction catalogue here 

Any enquiries can be sent to Sarah Jordaan on 082 922 2594 or at wine@straussart.co.za. 

Webinar: Aquaculture and fisheries, day 1 

This webinar will focus on sustainable development in the field of aquaculture. It also focuses on aquaculturists, aquaculture technologists and fisheries departments. 

This conference attempts to unite a distinctive and world-class blend of researchers, scientists, analysts and leaders both from the scholarly community and industry to trade their insight, experience and research advancements on aquaculture and its associated domain of fisheries. 

Find out more about the different sessions here, and register for the webinar here. 

Tuesday, 23 february

 

 

Seminar: Wine Future, day 1 

The 2021 Wine Future Seminar will be hosted online this year and three of the speakers are from South Africa. 

WoSA members get a special rate – the normal registration fee is €120 for the 4-day virtual conference, which will also allow you future access to all of the recorded sessions for a further two months. The offer for WoSA members and partners is €65.  

To redeem this special rate, simply go to  www.winefuture2021.com, fill in the form and include the following discount code:  WSAFRICA60 when you register. 

Webinar: Aquaculture and fisheries, day 2 

This webinar will focus on sustainable development in the field of aquaculture. It also focuses on aquaculturists, aquaculture technologists and fisheries departments. 

This conference attempts to unite a distinctive and world-class blend of researchers, scientists, analysts and leaders both from the scholarly community and industry to trade their insight, experience and research advancements on aquaculture and its associated domain of fisheries. 

Find out more about the different sessions here, and register for the webinar here.  

Wednesday, 24 february

 

 

Webinar: Linking food safety with health and nutrition 

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety leverages research and expertise in food safety, food production, nutrition and international development to identify and mitigate the root causes of foodborne illness within food systems. Join the panellists in the third instalment of this webinar series as they share their insights and answer your questions on food safety and breaking cycles of disease and malnutrition. 

Event takes place at 16:00 to 17:00. 

Register here. 

Webinar: Guiding agricultural investments for higher impact 

Join the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Food Policy Research institute (IFPRI) and CGIAR for the launch of the Agricultural Investment Data Analyser tool (AIDA).   

AIDA is a one-of-a-kind tool, developed by IFAD and IFPRI, designed to help agricultural investments achieve higher impact. 

Find more information here 

Webinar takes place at 14:30 to 16:00. Register here. 

Seminar: Wine Future, day 2 

WoSA’s CEO, Siobhan Thompson, will be part of the panel discussing multinational engagements on day 2 of the Wine Future seminar. Other speakers include Carina Gous and Mike Ratcliffe amongst an impressive lineup of 70 international speakers, who will be tackling some of the very important and interesting topics surrounding the wine industry around the world.  

WoSA members get a special rate – the normal registration fee is €120 for the 4-day virtual conference, which will also allow you future access to all of the recorded sessions for a further two months. The offer for WoSA members and partners is €65.  

To redeem this special rate, simply go to  www.winefuture2021.com, fill in the form and include the following discount code:  WSAFRICA60 when you register. 

Thursday, 25 february

 

 

Summit: Craft Cannabis Summit, day 1 

The event features nine webinars with over 50 speakers and your registration gives you access to all webinar sessions over the two days. There are giveaways, polls and presentations and a chat room for a great place to network.   

Today’s events will take place from 11:00 to 21:00. 

Register here. 

Webinar: Solar-powered water solutions for sustainable agriculture 

In this webinar, guest experts will spotlight how Sub-Saharan African countries can simultaneously work towards agricultural development, gainful employment, rural poverty reduction and the sustainable management of natural resources, especially water. 

The event starts at 15:00. 

Register here. 

Seminar: Wine Future, day 3 

The 2021 Wine Future Seminar will be hosted online this year and three of the speakers are from South Africa. 

WoSA members get a special rate – the normal registration fee is €120 for the 4-day virtual conference, which will also allow you future access to all of the recorded sessions for a further two months. The offer for WoSA members and partners is €65.  

To redeem this special rate, simply go to  www.winefuture2021.com, fill in the form and include the following discount code:  WSAFRICA60 when you register. 

Friday, 26 February

 

 

Summit: Craft Cannabis Summit, day 2 

The event features nine webinars with over 50 speakers and your registration gives you access to all webinar sessions over the two days. There are giveaways, polls and presentations and a chat room for a great place to network.   

Today’s events will take place from 11:00 to 19:00. 

Register here. 

Seminar: Wine Future, day 4 

It’s the last day of an impressive four-day online wine industry event, featuring many international speakers, as well as some South African voicesin the line-up. 

WoSA members get a special rate – the normal registration fee is €120 for the 4-day virtual conference, which will also allow you future access to all of the recorded sessions for a further two months. The offer for WoSA members and partners is €65.  

To redeem this special rate, simply go to  www.winefuture2021.com, fill in the form and include the following discount code:  WSAFRICA60 when you register. 

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