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Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 18 November 2020

Tune into webinars on food vulnerability in Mexico and South Africa, research and extension systems that increase agricultural production and bolstering the role of African agricultural researchers

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If you are passionate about agriculture, you came to the right place because we have a list of agri and food webinars to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. 

First up we will be following a critical discussion that explores key debates in agricultural and food vulnerability in Mexico and South Africa, hosted by the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) in association with UNISA and the Embassy of Mexico in South Africa.  

Also, there is a two-hour virtual event presented by the South African Society for Agricultural Extension that will discuss both research and extension systems to increase agricultural production. 

Finally, we will end off our day with a virtual debate about strengthening the participation of African researchers in the Europe–Africa research. 

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Agri and food vulnerability in Mexico and SA

Join a critical discussion that explores key debates in agricultural and food vulnerability in Mexico and South Africa that was inspired by the book titled Global South Powers in Transition 

The two-hour virtual discussion will include a binational team of 26 researchers from the two countries, all specialists in their respective disciplines. They will probe the transitions that Mexico and South Africa are undergoing in areas such as socio-cultural diversity, domestic politics, economic development, labour dynamics, social and territorial inequality, food security, crime and violence, and foreign relations.  

The webinar is hosted by the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD), in association with UNISA and the Embassy of Mexico in South Africa.

Secure your virtual seat at the table before 14:00 this afternoon by registering now! 

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Increasing agricultural production

You are invited to a virtual discussion about strengthening agricultural extension research linkages by the South African Society for Agricultural Extension.

The ultimate objective of the two-hour virtual event is to discuss both research and extension systems to increase agricultural production.

The webinar will be moderated by Dr Hlami Ngwenya, a lecturer, mentor, international consultant and expert in extension and advisory services and in issues of rural development.

The virtual event starts at 14:00 this afternoon you can register here to be part of the discussion.

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Bolstering the role of African researchers

Participate in a virtual debate about strengthening the participation of African researchers in the Long-term European Union–African Union Research and Innovation Partnership for Food, Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (LEAP4FNSSA).

The two-hour event will be hosted by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and LEAP4FNSSA.

Objectives of the webinar:

  • Sharing information on LEAP4FNSSA,
  • Sharing information on the platform for the efficient and coherent implementation of the research and innovation partnership to be developed by LEAP4FNSSA,
  • Discussing the opportunities of such a platform for African researchers and their institutions, and
  • Soliciting the views of the African researchers and their institutions on how they could effectively and efficiently contribute to such a platform.

The project will be presented by Wageningen University and Research (WUR) at 15:00 this afternoon

Register here!

  • Do you have an upcoming event that should be on Food For Mzansi’s watchlist? Drop us an email to diary@foodformzansi.co.za and we’ll do our best to include it in this weekday feature.
Sinesipho Tom
Sinesipho Tom
Sinesipho Tom is an audience engagement journalist at Food for Mzansi. Before joining the team, she worked in financial and business news at Media24. She has an appetite for news reporting and has written articles for Business Insider, Fin24 and Parent 24. If you could describe Sinesipho in a sentence you would say that she is a small-town girl with big, big dreams.
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