This week’s events include a Gather To Grow session, a dialogue on climate-smart agriculture, a farmer’s day, a webinar on hemp seeds and genetics, a workshop on agriculture financial literacy, a symposium on agriculture graduates, a citrus summit and an apple festival. To include your event in the calendar, please send an email to email@example.com.
Sanibonani farmers! It’s a busy week on South Africa’s agricultural calendar.
On Monday, leaders on climate change in Africa will descend on Pretoria for the Climate Smart Agricultural Policy Dialogue. Tuesday kicks off with the three-day Africa Agri-Tech Conference in Pretoria, a beef production farmer’s day in the North West, and a webinar on hemp seed challenges with Friends of Hemp South Africa and Cheeba Cannabis Academy.
On Wednesday, part two of the climate adaptable crops discussion unfolds, and there’s an agriculture financial literacy workshop hosted by Avoport and EVDW.
Raisins South Africa hosts an Agriculture Graduate Symposium and Thursday, while the Citrus Growers Association’s citrus summit also kicks off. On Friday, the Eastern Cape gets ready to host an apple festival.
Monday, 13 March
Climate Smart Agriculture Policy Dialogue
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is dealing with climate change and its impacts will intensify in the medium term. Higher temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and more frequent and extreme droughts and floods are projected.
This has major implications for Africa’s smallholder farmers who support their households and local markets through products produced on less than three hectares of land.
Set your reminder for the 2023 Regional Climate Smart Agricultural Policy Dialogue, which will focus on transitioning to climate-resilient farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa
Tuesday, 14 March
Africa Agri Tech Conference in Pretoria
Africa Agri Tech Conference and Exhibition is dedicated to connecting the Southern African agricultural, scientific, and technology communities at one event, staged over three days.
The three-day fully integrated expo experience is curated to provide an innovative showcase of demonstrable on-farm solutions together with opportunities to experience the latest technology in action, coupled with peer-to-peer networking opportunities.
It’s one of the biggest agritech events on Africa’s calendar. You don’t want to miss this.
Beef Production Farmer’s Day
The North West department of agriculture and rural development in Kgetleng municipality under Bojanala district will be hosting a beef production farmer’s day under the theme “beef production under extensive farming”.
The event will be coupled with presentations such as marketing, primary animal health, nutrition, departmental services, and grazing management, as well as a demonstration on condition scoring.
Hemp Seeds and Genetics Webinar
Friends of Hemp South Africa and Cheeba Cannabis Academy invite you to a webinar on hemp seeds and genetics.
This webinar will unpack some of the hemp seed challenges South Africa is facing. It will also explore hemp genetics and how different genetics are needed for different applications.
Wednesday, 15 March
Gather To Grow Twitter session by Food For Mzansi
Set your reminder and join this week’s #GatherToGrow on Twitter Spaces.
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 every Wednesday at 18:00 for Food For Mzansi’s #GatherToGrow. This week is part two of climate adaptable crops.
Follow @foodformzansi and tune in on Wednesday at 18:00.
Agri financial literacy workshop
Avoport and EVDW invite you to an agriculture financial literacy workshop. The workshop is designed to assist farmers in achieving financial success and stability for their business thus enabling farmers to successfully acquire funding and credit from financial institutions.
Thursday, 16 March
Agriculture Graduate Symposium
Raisins South Africa in collaboration with the Northern Cape department of agriculture, environmental affairs, land reform and rural development will be hosting an Agriculture Graduate Symposium. This forms part of a provincial effort to empower agricultural graduates.
The symposium will feature guest speakers such as Ferdi Botha, CEO of Raisin South Africa, Mase Manopole, the MEC of agriculture in the province, Thuso Mokwa, regional manager for agriculture at Nedbank, and top raisin farmers amongst others.
The Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa is putting up the biggest citrus summit on the African continent. This year’s three-day summit will feature discussions on thriving on the edge chaos, trends shaping citrus farming, transformation, presentations from Transnet, global citrus outlook and much more.
Friday, 17 March
Set a reminder because all roads lead to the Eastern Cape farm Molteno for the apple festival on Saturday, 18 March. Join them for a fun-filled day that will include music, food, fun and games. R80 gets you in. Discounted tickets are available for pensioners and children between the ages of 6-18. Children under five enter for free.
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