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Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 2 November 2020

Join an exciting agricultural expo and tune into a webinar on international agricultural trade

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On Mzansi’s agriculture agenda today there is a very exciting agricultural expo kicking off.

Also, a virtual event will explore the role of international agricultural trade in achieving global food security.

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Silo virtual expo 2020 kicks off today!

The Silo Magazine in Lesotho invites you to gather with business leaders, companies and customers as it celebrates ten years of existence at this year’s Silo Virtual Expo 2020 this morning.

The virtual event, themed “The Parable of the Sower”, will see different stakeholders in agriculture come together to reflect on the success and challenges in levelling the ground to a better Lesotho through agricultural productivity.

Keynote speakers will unpack compact development on irrigation, the global wool and mohair industry post covid-19, the future of world agriculture and food security and more.

Speakers to look forward to include Keketso Chalatse (CEO, Lesotho Millennium Development Agency), Dr. Theo de Jager (president, World Farmer’s Organisation), and Andrew Pape (managing director, Modiano SA).

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For information and to register, visit the Silo Expo Facebook page.

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World Trade Organisation agriculture symposium

The 2020 edition of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agricultural Symposium kicks off this morning at 10:00.

The agricultural trade and food system transformation symposium will explore the role of international agricultural trade in achieving food transformation. It will also assess and draw on the lessons learned from the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on agricultural trade.

This includes taking a critical look at the role of the multilateral trading system in achieving global food security, nutrition, and addressing the twin challenges of climate change and environmental sustainability.

To participate, please register here.

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Look out for Mzansi’s favourite agri podcast

Are you a podcast listener? If you haven’t discovered this medium yet, you’re really missing out.

Food For Mzansi’s Farmer’s Inside Track podcast is a must-listen for farmers and people with an interest in the South African agriculture sector. It is available on all the major podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify and Google podcasts.

Just search for Farmer’s Inside Track on your podcast platform of choice, or listen in your browser by accessing the archive of previous episodes here. Remember click ‘subscribe’ so you don’t miss any of the upcoming episodes.

We’re publishing episode 54 this week, presented by Food For Mzansi editor for audience and engagement Dawn Noemdoe and journalist Duncan Masiwa.

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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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