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Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 30 November 2020

Survey for KwaZulu-Natal pig farmers, learning opportunity for women in agriculture, and exciting weekly ‘Mzansi Flavour’ recipe newsletter for foodies

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Rise and shine Mzansi! As we are about to step into a new month, here are three things on the agricultural calendar you should look out for today. First up is a very important survey for KwaZulu-Natal pig farmers.

An exciting learning opportunity for women in agriculture awaits. Then sign up to the Food For Mzansi “Mzansi Flavour” weekly digest to get fresh, new recipes and more straight to your inbox.

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Important pig farmers survey

KwaZulu-Natal pig farmers are urged to participate in an important survey aimed at assessing the knowledge, attitudes and practices of farmers on antibiotic use, resistance and stewardship in food animal production systems in KwaZulu-Natal farms.

Researcher Lefa Thabo Mokhutsoane has embarked on a project to better understand where there are gaps in knowledge of antimicrobials and how and why they are used. The research study has been granted ethical clearance from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and their humanities and social science research ethics committee.

The links to information on the study and to participate are here (English version) and here (Zulu version).

The questionnaire can be answered in English or isiZulu. If you require any further information, contact Mokhutsoane on 072 089 0897, lefamokhutsoane@gmail.com.

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Opportunity for women in agriculture

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The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), in partnership with Corteva Agriscience, is recruiting women entrepreneurs in agriculture and related industries for a 12-month blended development programme.

The programme, launched on 28 October 2020 will focus on self and leadership development, entrepreneurial competencies and managerial skills. The initiative will also support participants to network with other farmers and role players through infusing practical engagements with industry specialists and stakeholders.

Applications are currently open and close on Friday, 8 January 2021. The selected participants will be informed of when the programme will commence in January 2021.

For more information, and to apply for the programme, contact Matshepo Koape at koapem@gibs.co.za

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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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