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Four things happening in SA agriculture today, 11 September 2020

Day three of Grain SA’s virtual Nampo Harvest Day, cereal science and technology symposium, international experts talk about food systems and you are invited to an international webinar on agriculture and horticulture


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We started off strong this week, so let’s finish off strong! On the agricultural agenda it’s day three of one of the largest agricultural exhibitions under private ownership in the Southern hemisphere. The annual Nampo Harvest Day is being held virtually for the first time in its history this year.

Food For Mzansi is also watching out for symposium where Cereal Science and Technology of South Africa will strive to unite students in cereal science from a national platform.

Also on Food For Mzansi’s radar, it’s the last day of the largest agriculture and food systems event on the continent and an agriculture and horticulture webinar is taking place from 12:00 to 19:00.

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1. Nampo Harvest Day

It is day three of the 54th Grain SA Nampo Harvest Day event, one of the largest agricultural exhibitions under private ownership in the southern hemisphere that is taking place virtually today from 09:00.

The event will enable producers and other role players in the agricultural industry to experience the latest technology and products on offer in the farming industry first-hand. The NAMPO Harvest Day also offers producers the opportunity to obtain knowledge from experts in their various agricultural fields by means of debates and discussion panels.

Interested parties can visit Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day website to reserve their spot.

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2. Future of our food systems

It is the fourth and final day of Africa’s largest agriculture and food systems event hosted by the African green revolution forum.

The summit is one of the largest agricultural and food systems events on the continent. Today international experts unpack solutions on how to build back better, define the food systems Africa wants and how to be part of a multi-stakeholder vision for Africa and the world on the future of food

At 11:00 there will be a parallel session about expanding the universe of investment-ready agribusinesses. This will be followed by a session on accelerating the growth, sustainability, and inclusivity of digital agricultural solutions.

There are also sessions on sustainable productivity for resilience in the African food system, financing Africa’s food system and the future of our food systems.

Click here to be part of this auspicious event!   

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3. Cereal science and technology convention

The grain value chain role-players are cordially inviting you to a symposium taking place at the Grain building, 477 Whiterite Street, The Willows, Pretoria at 09:00 this morning.

With this event, the Cereal Science and Technology of South Africa is striving to unite students in cereal science on a national platform, and to provide them with the opportunity to report on their research on wheat, maize, barley and sorghum. Specific objectives are to:

  • provide postgraduate students and young career scientists with the opportunity to present an oral presentation at a national event;
  • offer participants the opportunity to share their research findings and exchange knowledge and experiences;
  • create a critical mass of young, enthusiastic cereal scientists; and
  • showcase potential new employees to representatives of the grain industry value chain.

Membership is free.

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4. Agriculture Virtual 2020

The Magnus group is inviting you to their international webinar on agriculture and horticulture this morning from 12:00 to 19:00.

The theme of the webinar is to secure agriculture and horticulture in the era of covid-19. Agriculture Virtual 2020 strives to break down the barriers laid down by the coronavirus pandemic.

Grab the opportunity to unwrap the world of possibilities, developments, discoveries and innovation in agriculture and the horticulture field. Agriculture Virtual 2020 consist of a lecture presentation workshop and seminar.

  • Do you have an upcoming event that should be on Food For Mzansi’s watchlist? Drop us an email to diary@foodformzansi.co.za and we’ll do our best to include it in this weekday feature.
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Sinesipho Tom
Sinesipho Tom
Sinesipho Tom is an audience engagement journalist at Food for Mzansi. Before joining the team, she worked in financial and business news at Media24. She has an appetite for news reporting and has written articles for Business Insider, Fin24 and Parent 24. If you could describe Sinesipho in a sentence you would say that she is a small-town girl with big, big dreams.

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