This week’s agriculture events: 6 – 12 December

Food For Mzansi's own #GatherToGrow conversation on Twitter Spaces is one of the exciting events coming up in the week ahead. Photos: Supplied/Food For Mzansi

Food For Mzansi's own #GatherToGrow conversation on Twitter Spaces is one of the exciting events coming up in the week ahead. Photos: Supplied/Food For Mzansi

As usual, there’s lots to add to your calendars this week. The upcoming agriculture events centre around food security and nutrition, with the livestock data industry holding its annual community meeting. Have a look at our rundown of informative agriculture events and opportunities for the next seven days. Email info@foodformzansi.co.za to have your event added to our weekly calendar.

Hello Mzansi, it’s a new week full of exciting events and opportunities in agri!

This week’s Nutrition for Growth Summit in Tokyo is tackling malnutrition across the globe. The two-day event also comes with a number of side events, like the Transforming Food Systems webinar on Monday, or Friday’s Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture webinar. Food For Mzansi’s own #GatherToGrow takes place on Wednesday. Tune into Twitter Spaces to be a part of the conversation.

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 info@foodformzansi.co.za to add your event to the calendar.  


Monday, 6 December

Transforming food systems

A precursor to the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit, this virtual event seeks to advance solutions to global malnutrition. The event is part of an effort to accelerate actions towards more sustainable, equitable and healthier food systems.

To register for the event, click here.

Tuesday, 7 December

2021 Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit

The Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit is a two-day series of events that seek to tackle malnutrition on a global scale. The summit provides a platform for global leaders and other stakeholders to make vital changes towards reaching the UN’s World Health Assembly targets.

Click here to register.

Wednesday, 8 December

Enhancing food security in Africa

Hosted by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), this event explores the potential of accelerating food security in Africa through African-European cooperation by using digitalisation. The event is meant to generate specific proposals on how to integrate digital tools into the fight for food security.

Click here for more.

Join us for Food For Mzansi #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 then, every Wednesday at 18:00 for Food For Mzansi #GatherToGrow. We also feature one of agriculture’s favourite daughters, Gugulethu Mahlangu, every first and last Wednesday of the month.

Follow us at @FoodforMzansi to participate!

Thursday, 9 December

Learn more about livestock data

The Learn at the Annual Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) community is having their annual meeting, exploring the latest in livestock data innovations. The meeting is a chance for participants to share their work and connect with others in the industry.

Click here for more.

Friday, 10 December

Farming for nutrition

A side event to the N4G Summit, this webinar unpacks nutrition-sensitive projects in East and Southern Africa. The event is the hosted by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and highlights the importance of nutrition in the region.

Click here for information.

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