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3 things happening in SA agri today, 4 February 2021 

Welcome to another exciting Thursday in agri events. Today’s line-up includes a business start-up webinar with Invest in Africa, a must-listen podcast, and the judging of the THRIVE Africa Challenge finalists. E-mail info@foodformzansi.co.za to add your event to our daily agri calendar.


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Nourishing Africa has a series of agribusiness-related webinars coming up that are free and full of valuable information. Did you read our ‘10 farming ideas that will be lucrative in 2021’ article and felt inspired to start your agricareer this year? Well, then make sure to tune into this webinar on “Setting up your agribusiness the right way”. 

Another event that is not to be missed today is the Farmer’s Inside Track podcast’s 60th episode! With an in-depth look at starting your own poultry farm and top farmer’s tips, this should be on your list of podcasts to listen to this week.  

And lastly, today is the day that the startups shortlisted in the THRIVE AFRICA Challenge will be judged to find out who the winner will be. You are welcome to sit in and watch the pitches of the top ten proposals in this global initiative which aims to enable the needed transformations in Africa’s food value chain. 

Here’s more info on how you can view these events for yourself: 


Setting up your agribusiness the right way 

Looking to achieve massive growth with your agribusiness in 2021? Do you want to learn the best ways and strategies to position your business for success? Save the date and join Nourishing Africa in their February edition of First Thursdays. 

This session will concentrate on helping you to set up your agribusiness, including discussions with industry experts on how you can set up your business for growth and impact.  

This webinar will be hosted in partnership with Invest in Africa, Kenya at 17:00. Click here to sign up.

2Mzansi’s favourite agriculture podcast 

The Farmer’s Inside Track podcast took another step up this year, with even more on the ground, hard-hitting stories and interviews. Be sure not to miss this podcast, coming out every Wednesday on Spotify, Apple Music and Google Podcasts. 

This week hosts Dawn Noemdoe and Duncan Masiwa are joined by Piet Potgieter, manager of developing agriculture at the VKB Group, about the launch of private land reform initiative Maluti Farming PALS. You can also get first hand tips from a chicken farmer on how to start your own lucrative poultry enterprise, among many other featured interviews. 


THRIVE Africa Challenge judging event 

The THRIVE Africa Challenge solves problems of the African agrifood industry, accelerates the development of the ecosystem and selects the best startups and scale-ups for investment and global recognition. 

This virtual event will feature ten African startups that are going to present their ideas before an audience of top agricultural leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs. 

Visit the THRIVE Global Initiative website to learn more, and sign up by clicking here. 

How to get your event on our daily agri calendar

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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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