The agricultural space is brimming with opportunities. This week, you can take part in discussions on food safety, or perhaps buy some farming equipment online. Here’s a rundown of informative agriculture events and opportunities for the next seven days. E-mail email@example.com to have your event added to our weekly calendar.
Happy Monday, Mzansi! While many agricultural events have been cancelled due to the pandemic, many more have moved online so you can participate from the comfort of your own home.
We start the week off with Food for Mzansi’s own #FarmSpaces event, where aspirant and new farmers get to pitch their questions to more experienced hands-on Twitter.
For those more interested in the research aspect of agriculture, register for the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s webinar on the inclusion of small-scale producers in the climate solutions agenda.
Check out the calendar on Food for Mzansi’s homepage as well as this weekly article, published every Monday, giving you the low-down on informative, useful and even lucrative opportunities in the agriculture sector. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your event to the calendar.
Monday, 12 July
Join us for this week’s Food for Mzansi #FarmSpaces
Are you an aspirant farmer looking for more information on how to get into the agricultural sector? Do you have a smartphone and a Twitter account? Join us then, every Monday at 18:00, for Food For Mzansi #FarmSpaces, held in partnership with one of agriculture’s favourite daughters, Gugulethu Mahlangu.
#FarmSpaces showcases experienced farmers who give us the inside scoop on their farming specialities. You get the chance to interact with them directly and ask them all your burning questions. This week on Food for Mzansi #FarmSpaces, we are discussing mushroom farming.
For more information on our panelists, follow us on Twitter at @FoodforMzansi, or keep an eye on our website calendar for details of each event.
Webinar: Assessing chronic food insecurity globally
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report webinar is assessing solutions for chronic food insecurity. It seeks to unpack the factors that contribute to malnutrition, factors like the Covid-19 pandemic and climate variability, and analyses six transformative pathways to achieve food security.
To register for the webinar, click here.
Tuesday, 13 July
Last day to bid on agricultural equipment
Today is the last day you can place your bid in the MHI Power sale on the All Surplus auction website. On offer is a variety of heavy-duty equipment, including a triple axel trailer, a steel trestle, and a tele handler.
For more information on the auction, click here.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) Twitter Q&A
The NCID Head of the Public Health Surveillance and Response Division is hosting a Q&A on Twitter to answer all your questions on vaccine breakthrough cases. To participate, simply log into your Twitter account, post your question and add the hashtag #DrMichelleGroome. For more information on the Q&A, have a look at the NCID Twitter account here.
Wednesday, 14 July
Bonsmaras Syferfontein is holding their 22nd production sale
Log into SwiftVee this Wednesday to participate in the 22nd Bonsmaras Syferfontein production auction. On offer are 80 bulls and 60 heifers. For information about the auction, contact Nico Pieterse on 082 853 1525, or Chris Steyn on 082 561 6637.
A discussion on the Ingoyama Trust lease case judgement
In the second instalment of a two-part webinar series, the Land & Accountability Research Centre (based at the University of Cape Town) explores the implications of the Ingoyama Trust lease case judgement. The judgement has set a precedent in relation to tenure security. On the panel is Kgalema Motlanthe, Bulelwa Mabasa, and Zenande Booi.
To participate in the webinar, held on Teams, click here.
Thursday, 15 July
IFAD unpacks how small-scale producers are overlooked by global climate finance
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is hosting a webinar to explore how small-scale producers are largely excluded from funding set aside to combat climate change. The webinar will speak to the devastating effects climate change has on small-scale producers and how those effects are bound to get even worse.
Get more information on this event here.
Learn how to attract capital with the ARISE Investment Seminar
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is hosting a webinar on learning how to attract capital from investors to grow your agribusiness. The webinar, aimed at women, explores a variety of topics, including various financing options, attracting investors, and overcoming risks.
To register for the webinar, click here.
Friday, 16 July
Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) Online Fillies Sale
CTS is hosting a sale of fillies for stud. The sale will take place online, on a platform called Meerkat Online Auctions. Potential participants need to register for a 2021 Buyers Card before they can place their bids.
For more information, click here.