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Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 6 October 2020

Tune in to an international webinar on global food security, grab a bursary opportunity with PLAAS and join deputy minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Makhotso Sotyu in the Eastern Cape

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Today you can tune into a global virtual discussion that seeks to safeguard global food security, improve consumer health and conserve the planet.

Also, check out an invaluable opportunity by the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) that aims to provide bursaries to postgraduate learners studying towards a career in agriculture.

Lastly, a visit by deputy minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Makhotso Sotyu, to Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape. Sotyu will hand over 150 eco furniture school desks, embark on the Good Green Deeds clean-up and hand over the R27 million multipurpose Buy Back Centre.

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Join thousands to shape the future of food

Be part of the second conversation that seeks to safeguard global food security, improve consumer health and conserve the planet by attending the 2020 Reuters Events Food Chain Connect.

The five hours-long international session hosted by Reuters starts at 16:30 this afternoon. It will include passionate industry leaders who will debate responsible solutions needed to deliver a better global food system.

Topics include:

  • How Campbell’s is balancing supply and demand in uncertain times.
  • Adapting to the new normal in grocery retail.
  • The digital transformation of the food value chain.
  • Connecting the data dots in a sustainable food supply chain.
  • The importance of digitisation in the agriculture and food industry.
  • Digitally transforming agriculture and food supply chains: Emerald Grain’s journey with Eka.
  • The rising impact of technology on food production.
  • The growing impact of technology across the food value chain – live Q&A.
  • How the pandemic is accelerating technology interest and adoption for food companies.
  • Where’s the money needed to improve efficiencies and profits in the food industry? And where’s it actually going?
  • Harnessing the power of data to understand customer preferences and experiences.
  • How changes in food preferences and consumer expectations are bringing new challenges and opportunities through the entire food chain.

Sign up for a free pass here: Reuters Events Food Chain Connect 2020.

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An invaluable learning opportunity

Are you looking to do doing a postgraduate diploma in poverty, land and agrarian studies? Well, look no further.

The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape is offering you a unique and invaluable opportunity. It is the only programme in the land and agrarian studies field offered at a South African University and accredited at NQF level 8.

The course is designed for passionate and committed working professionals such as policymakers, planners, managers and fieldworkers. It will benefit those working in government departments, local government bodies, NGOs, private sector companies and consultancies.

Ready to learn? Click here to apply and for further instructions. You can also contact Carla Henry at postgraduates@plaas.org.za for more information.

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Deputy minister Sotyu visits Eastern Cape

If you happen to be in the Coffee Bay area in the Eastern Cape this morning please join the deputy minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Makhotso Sotyu who will hand over a R27 million multipurpose Buy Back Centre as well as eco furniture school desks to Coffee Bay Senior Primary School, in Coffee Bay.

The construction and subsequent handover of the multipurpose Buy Back Centre forms part of the department’s waste management support to the King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality in the provision of infrastructure required for recycling, storage, and collection of general domestic waste.

The deputy minister will start her visit by handing over 150 eco furniture school desks to Coffee Bay Junior Primary School this morning. She will also embark on the Good Green Deeds clean-up campaign in the area from 09:30 to 10:00.

Part three of her visit entails handing over of the R27 million multipurpose Buy Back Centre at the Kujonga area in Coffee Bay from 10:30 to 11:30.

If you are interested to attend you can RSVP by contacting Lebohang Mokhele on cell: 083 703 7609 or e-mail: lmokhele@environment.gov.za.

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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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