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Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 23 November 2020

Goethe-Institut and the British Council present final edition in Sustainable Together series, Malabo Montpellier kicks off three-part agriculture webinars and Mzansi Flavour competition to run until Thursday

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December is fast approaching but as usual there is no rest for the agriculturalists of Mzansi!

On the Food For Mzansi radar today Malabo Montpellier kicks off the first session in a series of three agriculture webinars unpacking policy and development in agriculture in the diaspora at 15:30.

The Goethe-Institut and the British Council bring you the final edition of the Sustainable Together talk series.

We do not believe in blue Mondays, and will kick off the festive season with a giveaway when you sign up for the Mzansi Flavour Digest this week.

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Malabo Montpellier unpacks policy, tech and sustainable livestock in Africa

The Malabo Montpellier panel commences its series of agriculture webinars today, discussing policy innovation, innovation in agri-tech and mechanisation, food systems and healthy diets, as well as a sustainable livestock sector in Africa.

The Malabo Montpellier panel is comprised of a group of international agriculture experts who guide policy choices that accelerate progress towards food security and improved nutrition in Africa.

Professor Noble Banadda kicks off the first edition in the series at 15:30 and will unpack “Innovative agri-tech and mechanisation policies for food system transformation: lessons from African countries”.

Prof. Banadda is chair of the Makerere University’s department of agricultural and biosystems engineering in Uganda.

To attend the first session in a series of three webinar, register here.

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Experts explore food sovereignty and security

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 will see the third and final edition of the Sustainable Together talk series on Facebook Live at 21:00.

Panellists unpack concepts of food sovereignty and security as well as urban farming initiatives and the role they play for civil society.

54% of South Africans are hungry or at risk of hunger. According to experts throughout the agricultural spectrum this number has even increased during the covid-19 pandemic. Hunger is a violation of human rights and has an impact on health, education and dignity. Urban farming initiatives make a big difference in providing families with fresh produce and the skills to continue growing their own food.

The series is a partnership between the Goethe-Institut and the British Council.

If you are looking to attend the informative discussion click here.

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WIN with the Kitchen Queen!

Mondays don’t always have to be so blue. Especially when we here at Food For Mzansi have got all you meal inspiration sorted with our weekly Mzansi Flavour Digest recipe mailer.

Listen, you are in for a treat this week when you sign up for the recipe mailer. Sign up to receive the Mzansi Flavour Digest and stand a chance to win a copy of Lucia Mthiyane’s new cookbook, Kitchen Queen.

The competition runs until Thursday and a winner will be announced on Friday.

Also to those who have already registered, the latest edition of the Food For Mzansi Mzansi Flavour Digest will be in your mailbox at 12:00 with your weekly dose of meal inspiration.

The carefully selected menu guide contains meals from our top chefs and cooks and has got all your meal needs covered to carry you through the week. It will only be availed to those who have signed up for it. No spam – we promise!

If you haven’t registered, no worries, sign up here to receive the recipe mail every Monday.

  • 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.
Noluthando Ngcakani
Noluthando Ngcakani
With roots in the Northern Cape, this Kimberley Diamond has had a passion for telling human interest stories since she could speak her first words. A foodie by heart, she began her journalistic career as an intern at the SABC where she discovered her love for telling agricultural, community and nature related stories. Not a stranger to a challenge Ngcakani will go above and beyond to tell your truth.
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