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Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 24 November 2020

International webinar series discusses agricultural policies, weekly grain producer deliveries data to be released, parliament committee meets to discuss national environmental management laws amendment bill

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Today on the South African agricultural agenda we spotlight a webinar series discussing policy innovations around agri-tech, mechanisation, food systems and more.

Also worthy of taking note of is the South African grain information service who will be releasing data on weekly grain producer deliveries. Then in parliament, the committee on land reform, environment, mineral resources and energy meets to discuss an national environmental management laws amendment bill.

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Experts discuss policy innovations, agri-tech

The Malabo Montpellier Panel invites you to its next webinar series discussing policy innovations for innovative agri-tech and mechanisation, food system and healthy diets, and a sustainable livestock sector in Africa.

The panel is a group of international agriculture experts who guide policy choices that accelerate progress towards food and nutritional security in Africa.

The webinars are planned under three themes, running from 23 November to 14 December 2020.

Some of the esteemed agri leaders that will speak throughout the series include Prof. Sheryl Hendriks, head of the department of agricultural economics, extension and rural development at the University of Pretoria.

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She will also be joined by Prof. Noble Banadda, chair of the department of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Makerere University in Uganda.

Visit Malabo Montpellier Panel to find out more and register for the next webinar session.

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Latest grain producer deliveries data

The South African Grain Information Service (SAGIS) is getting ready to release the weekly grain producer deliveries data for the week of 20 November 2020.

While the data covers both summer and winter crops, the focus has shifted towards winter crops, whose harvest has recently started in a few regions of the country.

In the week of 13 November 2020, Agbiz reports that about 176 717 tonnes of winter wheat were delivered to commercial silos. This placed the 2020-2021 wheat producer deliveries at 383 125 tonnes, which equates to 18% of the expected harvest of 2.13 million tonnes.

The volumes of producer deliveries, however, will increase in the coming weeks when the harvesting process gains momentum in some regions. Visit South African Grain Information Service, to find out more.

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National environmental management laws amendment bill on discussion table

This morning the select committee on land reform, environment, mineral resources and energy meets to negotiate the mandate on the national environmental management laws amendment bill.

The virtual meeting starts at 09:00 and runs until 13:00. Members of the public can tune in via the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa YouTube Channel.

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Duncan Masiwa
Duncan Masiwa
DUNCAN MASIWA is a budding journalist with a passion for telling great agricultural stories. He hails from Macassar, close to Somerset West in the Western Cape, where he first started writing for the Helderberg Gazette community newspaper. Besides making a name for himself as a columnist, he is also an avid poet who has shared stages with artists like Mahalia Buchanan, Charisma Hanekam, Jesse Jordan and Motlatsi Mofatse.
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