Most of this week’s agricultural events are taking place online. Events include a discussion on animal welfare on farms, as well as the fourth Africa Agri Expo, the country’s largest virtual trade expo. Here’s a rundown of all the agriculture events and opportunities for the next seven days. Email email@example.com to have your event added to our weekly calendar.
Happy Monday, Mzansi! As usual, we have gathered a variety of agricultural opportunities for you to look forward to this week. No need to move from your favourite seat because most of it is happening online!
We kick off your week with Food For Mzansi’s own #FarmSpaces event on Twitter. This Monday, aspiring and experienced farmers can join us to learn more about going off the grid.
Check out the calendar on Food For Mzansi’s homepage as well as the weekly article, published every Monday, giving you the low-down on informative, useful and even lucrative opportunities in the agriculture sector. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your event to the calendar.
Monday, 16 August
Join us for this week’s Food For Mzansi #FarmSpaces, with Gugulethu Mahlangu
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? Then join us every Monday at 18:00 for Food For Mzansi #FarmSpaces, held in partnership with one of agriculture’s favourite daughters, Gugulethu Mahlangu.
This week, we tackle the topic of going off the grid. With the increasing cost of electricity, not to mention spotty reliability, this is definitely an edition of #FarmSpaces you do not want to miss.
Follow us at @FoodforMzansi to participate!
Tuesday, 17 August
Bid online or in person for multiple breeds at the EG beef bull sale
The EG bull sale is taking place from 10:00 at the Cedarville Sale Yard in Cedarville, Eastern Cape. Breeds on offer include Bonsmara, Hereford and Brahman, amongst others. The auction will be streamed live on www.farmerslivestock.co.za.
For more information, contact email@example.com, or call 039 757 5253.
Don’t miss the deadline for the Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 competition
Sauvignon Blanc South Africa is hosting their annual Top Ten awards ceremony in October 2021. Tuesday is the last day to enter your wine, although late entries are accepted until 20 August at an additional fee.
For more information on the competition, click here.
Wednesday, 18 August
Take part in the biggest virtual trade expo in agriculture
This year’s Africa Agri Expo is set to be the largest virtual trade expo, bringing together African and global agri-professionals. Participants get to introduce their brands and network, while professionals in all parts of the sector, including investors, service providers, agriculture companies and technology companies among others, can take part.
To register for the event, click here.
Thursday, 19 August
Learn more about animal welfare at farm and group level
Hosted by the University College Cork in Ireland, the 8th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level seeks to unpack themes like practical solutions to improve animal welfare, the role of animal welfare in addressing global grand challenges, and humans in the animal welfare loop, among others.
For more information, click here.
Friday, 20 August
Enter the 2021 Galliova Awards
You have until the end of August to register for the Galliova Awards, hosted by the South African Poultry Association. The awards celebrate food and health media within a variety of categories.
For more information on how to enter, click here.
Saturday, 21 August
Network with women in agriculture
Women in Agriculture is hosting an event for women in the industry. Held at Iphupho Lami Lodge in Brits, participants get to network with each other and share ideas. The dress code theme is military green and brown.
For more information, contact Tshepiso on 081 553 5734.