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Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 4 November 2020

Tune in to a wine industry recovery webinar, a meeting on effective water usage materials and secure your virtual seat for a dialogue on locally produced products happening tomorrow

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Agriculture suffers tremendous financial losses caused by water scarcity and surplus imports. The wine industry also weakened severely during the covid-19 economic lockdown.

That’s why Food For Mzansi will be following a virtual discussion that will examine recovery policies to strengthen the wine industry.

Later, a meeting by Netafirm SA and Agri Waterland will explain how effective water usage materials can optimise crop farming.

Lastly, government will also host a virtual dialogue on locally produced products to encourage consumers to buy local for job creation and economic growth.

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The current state of the wine sector webinar

The South African wine industry has been severely weakened with the onset of covid-19. The R49 billion-a-year industry has been affected in numerous ways, from export restrictions to an extended national ban on the sale of alcohol and the current limitations on liquor sales.

In a virtual webinar the agribusiness portfolio committee of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry will unpack the current state of the wine sector and introduce strategies to help the sector recover and transform from the devastation caused by the covid-19 economic lockdown.

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For those of you wanting to attend the event at 11:00 this morning, please register for this event and request the Zoom link from shay-lee@capechamber.co.za

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Effective water usage information day

Modern farming is not only about using the latest technology. It is also about making more efficient use of our resources.

That’s why you need to join Netafim SA and Agri Waterland who will demonstrate effective water usage materials that can optimise vegetable farming and agricultural irrigation principles.

The event will be hosted at the Ten Bosch club house in Komatipoort, Mpumalanga, at 15:00 this afternoon. Featured guests include technical advisor Hein Van Graan and agronomist Jovan Eramus.

Contact Minette du Plessis at 0825615876 or Koos Oliver at 0827835876 to book your seat.

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Government dialogue on locally produced products

It is the last day to register for the virtual dialogue on locally produced products hosted by the department of trade, industry and competition in collaboration with Proudly South African.

The objective of the dialogue is to highlight the economic benefits to the South African economy of buying local and key sectors which can make a significant contribution to job creation and economic growth for the country.

The virtual event will take place tomorrow morning, 5 November 2020, at 11:00. Interested parties can register by following this zoom link.

  • 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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