This week’s agriculture events: 07 – 13 June

Online is the place for this week's agricultural events. From webinars, to forums, and even an online roundtable, there is lots to add to your calendar! Here is a rundown of informative agriculture events and opportunities for the next seven days. E-mail info@foodformzansi.co.za to have your event added to our weekly calendar.

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There’s lots going on in the agricultural sector this week.  The week kicks off with a global Food Safety webinar hosted by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), where they will be introducing their EatSafe programme.

This week also sees the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) hold a two-day forum on the importance of plant health.   

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 agriculture events and even lucrative opportunities in the agriculture sector. Email info@foodformzansi.co.za to add your event to the calendar. 

Monday, 7 June

Unpacking Food Safety and Nutrition

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is hosting an online event exploring the issue of global food safety and nutrition.  

The webinar will introduce the EatSafe programme, run by GAIN and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It focuses on the World Food Safety Day theme “Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow”. Panelists from across the world will tackle issues like the global economic burden of unsafe foods and the key aspects linking food safety and nutrition.  

To register for the event, click here

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Tuesday, 08 June

The secret lives of fish on World Ocean Day 

June 8th is World Ocean Day, and to celebrate the World Ocean Day network is hosting various events across the country. 

As a member of the network, the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMR) is hosting a webinar entitled “The Secret Lives of Fish in Marine Protected Areas”. The webinar features scientists Bruce Mann and Ryan Daly, and rounds up research on the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas. 

For more information this event, click here. 

To check out the other World Ocean Day events, click here 

Celebrate Youth Month with Food for Mzansi and Radio KC 107.7

This Youth Month Food For Mzansi and Radio KC 107.7 joins forces for a special broadcast and career exhibition. Together with top exhibitors, learners will discover the A to Z of agriculture opportunities. Farming, economics, journalism, finance, you name it.

Join us from 10h00 to 13h00, live from Roodezandt Secondary School in Saron, Western Cape. The event will be broadcasted live on Radio KC and live-streamed on www.foodformzansi.co.za.

Tuesday 8 June to Wednesday 9 June  

Food safety still a priority  

The second Food Safety Summit SA, hosted by Anelich Consulting and Food Focus, is taking place online. The summit aims to explore the latest in food safety innovation, and focuses on the current food safety issues facing the food industry. Participants can look forward to Q&A sessions with speakers, in-depth food safety trend analysis and practical workshops.  

For more information on how to join the event, click here 

Wednesday, 9 June  

Production Auction in Vryburg, North West Province 

NoordKaap Vryburg Auctioneers and Meerkat Online Auctioneers are holding a production sale on the Vryburg Show grounds. On the auction block are 30 veld tested stud bulls and 200 commercial female animals in all production stages. To view the catalogue, go to www.proveld.co.za. 

For any enquiries, Jannie van den Heever on 082 821 5418, or Theuns Visser on 082 338 1356. 

To view the auction flyer, click here 

Thursday, 10 June  

A discussion on agriculture, youth and women  

Corteva Agriscience, along with the Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) at the Gordon Institute of Business (GIBS), is hosting a virtual round table to explore issues around the youth moving into agriculture. The round table will also focus on the need for youth and women in the sector, as well as practical advice for women farmers on how to be successful.  

Featuring Ndidi Nwuleni as the keynote speaker, the event is free. However, registration is required.  

For more information, click here 

ALSO READ: Register now for webinar with Africa’s top young farmers

Thursday 10 to Friday 11 June 

The Importance of plant health  

The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) is hosting a discussion forum around plant health in South Africa. The discussion looks at how the latest research around the topic applies to the country, including threats to biosecurity, biodiversity, and food security. Included in the discussion is plant health problems, pest and pathogen research and the role of technology.  

The event requires registration, which can be accessed here 

Saturday, 12 June  

Boran Auction in Modimolle, Limpopo 

MXM Mambushi Dieprooi is hosting a Boran auction at Castle de Wildt in Modimolle (Limpopo). On auction is 6 bulls, 35 females in various stages of reproduction, and 8 commercial Boran females. To bid online, go to www.swiftvee.com 

For more information, contact Chris van der Merwe on 083 477 7277, Johan Henning on 083 655 0185, Simon Hughes on 082 491 8286, and auctioneer Johan van der Nest on 082 574 4220.  

View the pamphlet here 

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