This week’s events include a climate change conference, two livestock auctions, a Gather To Grow session on Instagram, and the SA Wine Pruning Competition. To include your event in the calendar, please email email@example.com.
Hello farmers! We have an exciting week planned for you. We start it all in Bloemfontein at the climate-smart livestock farming conference, aimed at providing smart ways to reduce food insecurity. The 10th Samm Yam Ram Sale follows this in Standerton, Mpumalanga.
On Wednesday we have your very own Food For Mzansi’s Gather To Grow on Instagram Live, and on Thursday we have an SA Wine Pruning Competition in Paarl, Western Cape.
On Friday we close off with a second livestock sale in Potchefstroom, North West.
Monday, 28 August
Climate-smart Livestock Farming for Sustainable Food Security
Join Empire Conferencing as they embark on a three-day intensive conference and study tour on improved strategies for raising livestock for sustainable food security. Supporting livestock farming development in South Africa is primarily intended to generate income and meet the growing demand for animal sources of protein for South Africa’s growing population.
Venue: Protea Hotel at Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake, Bloemfontein
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
For more information, please email Ryan on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, 29 August
Agro Energy Fund launch
Minister Thoko Didiza together with Land Bank officials will launch an Agro Energy Fund to assist farmers with the heavy burden they carrying over the power cuts that have crippled the country’s economy.
The fund has been established to provide funding support for the acquisition of alternative energy assets, to alleviate the impact of loadshedding within the agriculture sector.
Venue: Government Communication and Information Systems (GCIS), Ronnie Mamoepa Media Room.
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Wednesday, 30 August
Join #GatherToGrow on Instagram
Are you an aspiring farmer looking for more information on how to get into the agricultural sector? Join us then, every Wednesday at 18:00 for Food For Mzansi’s #GatherToGrow.
Follow foodformzansi and tune in on Wednesday at 18:00.
Thursday, 31 August
SA Wine Pruning Competition
Join the country’s biggest pruning geniuses in this year’s edition of SA Wine collaborating with Vinpro and Felco’s Pruning Competition where you a mixture of test and pleasure all at once.
Time: 09:00 – 16:00
Venue: Boland Agricultural School
For more information, please get in touch with email@example.com
Friday, 01 September
Potchefstroom livestock sale
All types of livestock are welcome at the Auction Grounds in Potchefstroom.
Conditions of sale:
- Only card, cash, or immediate electronic payments day of the sale
- 1% Handling fee on cash payments
- Electronic transfer facilities.
- Fica documentation with the registration process. All goods will be sold at a reserve price and the right exists to bid by or on behalf of the owner or auctioneer.
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
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