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Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 30 September 2020

Tune in to a market accessing webinar and FNB agribusiness gives an outlook on SA agriculture post covid-19. Also, don't miss the new episode of the Farmer's Inside Track podcast

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We have reached the last day of September and we’re celebrating with an exciting webinar and a virtual workshop on agriculture-related topics.

On the agenda today farmers and processors, including all the players in the agriculture value chain, are invited to a market accessing webinar. FNB agribusiness will give an outlook on SA agriculture post covid-19 in a virtual briefing and you can tune in to the Farmers Inside Track podcast that will feature two exciting experts and a foodie.

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1. Market accessing webinar

The Progressive Socioeconomic Investment Institute (PSEII) and the department of agriculture land reform and rural development (DALRRD) will be hosting a market accessing webinar aimed at cracking the challenges associated with market access for agricultural and agro-processed products.

All farmer associations, farmers, food processors, academics, extension practitioners, fresh produce market retailers, market agents and any other organisation interested in the subject are encouraged to attend.

The webinar will start at 11:00 and go until 13:00.

The founder and trustee of PSEII, Sediko Rakolote, acting director of marketing, Douglas Mosese, deputy director general of agricultural production, health and food safety, Moeketsa Ramasodi and the chief director of international relations at DALRRD, Phindiwe Dingile are expected to address the webinar.

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Interested parties can join via Zoom by using the meeting ID: 85910879383 and the password: 866930

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In this week’s episode of the Farmers Inside Track podcast no stone goes unturned as we delve into tips and tricks for running a thriving nursery and discover the magic of garlic.

We look forward to the feature with yet another industry powerhouse female, Rhenasia Manuel, the CEO of GrowBox, a nursery in the centre of Hanover, a Cape Town suburb marred by crime and social ills.

Later in the show MC Loock, senior manager of agribusiness at Standard Bank joins us to chat about diversification as a risk management strategy.

In another lip smacking insert of the Mzansi Flavour segment we hear from Dane Vermeulen, foodie and Yehbaby Digital’s systems leader who shares her secret for the perfect South African home cooked meal.

How to listen to Farmer’s Inside Track

Option 1: Click here to listen on Spotify (all mobile and other devices).

Option 2: Click here to listen on any Apple device.

Option 3: Click here to listen on Google Podcasts.

Option 4: Click here listen using this player. Just click “play”.

Follow this link to join the virtual workshop

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3. SA agriculture outlook post covid-19

The First National Bank agribusiness division is inviting you to a virtual briefing to unpack the outlook for the agriculture sector post covid-19.

The virtual briefing is expected to give insights on the following topics:

  • Business under the new normal;
  • The effects of weather on agriculture;
  • Outlook for the sector in 2021;
  • Future and sustainability of agriculture.

The event will start at 09:00 this morning on Microsoft Teams.

Attend the briefing virtually!

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.

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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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