As usual, there’s lots to add to your calendars this week. This week’s agriculture events include a sheep auction, multiple webinars and even an agricultural tour. Here’s a rundown of this week’s opportunities. Email email@example.com to have your event added to our weekly calendar.
Hello Mzansi! November is a month of opportunities in the agricultural sector and we are starting the week off with an agricultural tour taking place in the Western Cape. Climate resilience is the topic of the week with many side events for the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place.
Check out the agriculture events calendar on Food For Mzansi’s home page as well as this weekly article, published every Monday, giving you the lowdown on informative, useful and even lucrative opportunities in the agriculture sector. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your event to the calendar.
Monday, 8 November
Go on an agricultural tour in Stellenbosch
Empire Conferencing and Training is offering an agricultural tour in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. The five-day tour includes on-site demonstrations of cutting-edge precision technologies and hands-on training. The course is aimed at young graduates, emerging and commercial farmers, agriculturalists and agronomists.
For more information, click here.
Tuesday, 9 November
Exploring of restorative aquaculture
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is hosting a webinar to launch their flagship report called “The global principles of restorative aquaculture”. The report explores how restorative aquaculture is one of the best opportunities to improve aquatic health while contributing to food security. Panellists will discuss the current status of restorative aquaculture, the benefits and potential future scaling of restorative aquaculture.
Click here for more.
Aquatic food systems and climate change
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is in full swing, and as part of the event, WorldFish is hosting a webinar on aquatic climate resilience. Topics under discussion include food availability, access, utilisation and stability.
To take part in the event, click here.
Wednesday, 10 November
Financing the aquaculture sector
The department of forestry, fisheries and the environment is hosting a seminar on the need for investment and finance in the aquaculture industry. The seminar will address how, through Operation Phakisa, the revenue from the aquatic industry can be grown from R0.67 billion to R3 billion and thus increase jobs from 2 227 to 15 000.
Click here for more information.
Thursday, 11 November
Addressing climate change in tree farming
Hosted by Fibre Circle, this webinar is a COP26 side event, and it will be unpacking renewable solutions to tree farming specific to paper manufacturing and packaging. Topics under discussion include conserving and enhancing forests, sustainability in the forestry sector, and economic recovery.
To register, click here.
Friday, 12 November
Apply to lease state farmland
The department of agriculture, land reform and rural development (DALRD) is offering qualifying farmers the opportunity to lease land in the Kgetlengriver local municipality in the North West province. Applicants who farm with livestock must have a Brand Mark certificate.
For more information, click here.
Saturday, 13 November
The Platinum Production Auction
The The Platinum Production Auction is taking place online this Saturday. With over 130 animals on offer, potential buyers can bid online on Swiftvee. Potential bidders need to register before they can bid.
For more information, contact Ian on 060 965 6207. Click here for more information.