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This week’s agriculture events: 19 to 25 July

Join us this Monday for Food for Mzansi #FarmSpaces, where experienced farmers answer all your pressing questions on saffron farming! Photo: Supplied/Food for Mzansi
Opportunity never stops in the agricultural space. This week, you can take part in discussions on carbon emission reduction, or perhaps learn more about regenerative agri practices. Here’s a rundown of informative agriculture events and opportunities for the next seven days. E-mail info@foodformzansi.co.za to have your event added to our weekly calendar.

Happy Monday, Mzansi!  As the Covid-19 pandemic is still in full swing, the venue for this week’s agriculture events is the comfort of your own home.  

Our week starts off with a bang with Food for Mzansi’s own #FarmSpaces event, where aspirant and new farmers get to pitch their questions to more experienced hands on Twitter. For those more interested in the research part of agriculture, register for the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s webinar on the inclusivity and equitability in the food system transformation process .

Check out the agriculture events calendar on Food for Mzansi’s homepage as well as this weekly article, published every Monday, giving you the low-down on informative, useful and even lucrative opportunities in the agriculture sector. Email info@foodformzansi.co.za to add your event to the calendar.   

Monday, 19 July

Join us for this week’s Food for Mzansi #FarmSpaces 

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 then, every Monday at 18:00 for Food For Mzansi #FarmSpaces, held in partnership with one of agriculture’s favourite daughters, Gugulethu Mahlangu. #FarmSpaces showcases experienced farmers who give us the inside scoop on their farming specialities. You get the chance to interact with them directly and ask them all your burning questions.  

On this week’s Food For Mzansi #FarmSpaces, we speak to saffron farmers about how to farm the world’s most expensive spice. For more information, follow us on Twitter at @FoodforMzansi, or keep an eye on our website calendar for details of each event. 

ALSO READ: Farming with saffron in South Africa: Here’s how you do it

Tuesday, 19 July

Ferrero Bonsmaras production auction

Ferrero Bonsmara is hosting a production auction today. On offer are 410 animals, and bidders have the option of participating online or in person. Delivery is free, subject to terms and conditions. For registration information, contact Kiewiet Ferreira on 083 228 4875 or Nelius Ferreira on 082 316 3108.  

To view the catalogue, click here. 

Wednesday, 20 July

Exploring key issues of inclusivity in food system transformation 

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is hosting a webinar to unpack the IFAD Rural Development Report. The report focuses on food system transformation for communities in rural areas and attempts to address inclusivity and equitability in the transformation process. 

For more information, click here 

Thursday, 21 July

Training for agricultural enterprises

Nourishing Africa is offering a training webinar for small and medium enterprises (SME) in agriculture. The webinar will focus on the available financing options for agri-SMEs and introduce them to digital tools that will allow them to flourish. The digital tools were produced by the Global Agribusiness Action for Equitable Livelihoods (GAA-EL) project. 

For more information on this event, please click on here.

The implications of the 18th Constitutional Amendment for land reform

The Institute for Poverty, Land, and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) is hosting a webinar on the proposed constitutional amendment to allow expropriation without compensation. Some of the issues to be unpacked are the provisions of the current constitution in relation to land expropriation, state custodianship, and equitable land reform. The webinar will be chaired by Dr Farai Mtero from PLAAS at the University of the Western Cape.

To register for the webinar, click here.

Unpacking regenerative farming practices

It is estimated that about a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from farming. In this webinar, Zero Foodprint investigates how small changes in farming business practice can reroute carbon from the atmosphere back into the soil. 

To register for the event, click here.

Unpacking agricultural law with Katika Consult and Laili Farms

Katlego Ngwane, agricultural lawyer, podcaster, and CEO of Katika Consult, is hosting an online seminar on agricultural law in South Africa. The seminar takes place today, and is open for everyone to join.

For more information, WhatsApp your questions to 081 351 6756.  

Friday, 22 July

Learn how to manage your carbon footprint

Join a free online course, offered by energy and climate change expert Ngozi Eze, on how to manage your business’s carbon footprint. The course aims to foster awareness on how carbon emissions can be reduced by communities and individuals and takes place across two days. Registration is free! 

For registration information, click here. 

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