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Women in agriculture: Register now to attend webinar

On Monday, Food For Mzansi will live-stream the International Women’s Day webinar hosted by Corteva Agriscience and GIBS. You can join leaders from across the continent as they deliberate on how agriculture can construct an enabling atmosphere for women entrepreneurs

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This is your last chance to register for the International Women’s Day webinar held on Monday. The event, hosted by Corteva Agriscience and the GIBS Business School, will focus on women’s key role in agriculture.

The International Women’s Day webinar will be live-streamed on Food For Mzansi. Participants will deliberate on policy and practice perspectives that will construct an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agriculture.

Thoko Didiza, the minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, will deliver the keynote address titled “Building an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agriculture: policy and practice perspectives.”

Top panellists confirmed

Some of the nation’s leading agricultural voices have also been confirmed as webinar panellists.

This includes, among others, Mbali Nwoko, CEO of Green Terrace Farm, Agbiz chief economist Wandile Sihlobo, regional president of Corteva Agriscience in Africa and the Middle East Venkata Subbarao Kolli and Miranda Hosking, executive director of social education at GIBS.

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The interactive round-table debate will be facilitated by Dr Michele Ruiters from the GIBS faculty specialising in women leadership and development finance.

Women reportedly make up about 60% to 80% of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, they only make up about 15% to 20% of landholders.

Sihlobo believes that addressing gender disparities in the agricultural sector is a prerequisite to increasing women and youth participation in the sector while creating much-needed employment opportunities and ensuring food security.

WANT TO ATTEND? Register here for the International Women’s Day webinar

Programme: International Women’s Day webinar

Monday 8 March 2020 from 10:00 – 12:00
Venkata Subbarao Kolli, regional president of Corteva Agriscience in Africa and the Middle East. Photo: Supplied/Food For Mzansi
Venkata Subbarao Kolli, regional president of Corteva Agriscience in Africa and the Middle East. Photo: Supplied/Food For Mzansi

10:00 – 10:05: Introduction by the moderator: Dr Michele Ruiters from the GIBS faculty specialising in women leadership and development finance

10:05 – 10:10: Welcome remarks: Miranda Hosking, executive director of social education at GIBS 

10:10 – 10:15: Opening remarks: Venkata Subbarao Kolli, president of Corteva Agriscience in Africa and the Middle East

10:15 – 10:45: Keynote address: Minister Thoko Didiza

10:45 – 11:30: Panel discussion

WANT TO ATTEND? Register here for the International Women’s Day webinar

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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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