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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
Noord–Kaap 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.
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.