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  • Webinar: A Team Norway South African Agriculture Outlook

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    South Africa’s agricultural sector is one of the world’s most diverse, consisting of corporate and private intensive and extensive livestock and crop farming systems, including vegetable, fruit, nuts and grain production. 

    The well-developed commercial farming in South Africa is the backbone to the country’s agricultural economy. Join our webinar and learn about the opportunities in this market. 

    Agenda

    Notice the time difference!

    • 08.30 – 10.00 CET
    • 09.30 – 11.00 SA

    08h30 - 08h35 Welcome & Opening

    Norwegian Ambassador, Ms Astrid Emilie Helle

    08h35 – 08h50 “Agriculture in the Western Cape, with a focus on the Research Portfolio & Technology Development”

    Dr Ilse Trautmann, Chief Director: Research & Technology Development, Western Cape Department of Agriculture

    08h50 – 09h05 “An overview of the Green-Cape Market Outlook Report on Agriculture”

    Inge Kuschke, Agriculture Analyst, Green Cape (www.greencape.co.za)

    09h05 – 09h15 Local Banks investing in Agriculture

    Daneel Rossouw, Regional Manager Nedbank, Western Cape Agriculture

    Nedbank (www.nedbank.co.za) has an innovative funding plan to assist the local industry.  Nedbank are investing R25 million in a partnership with the WWF to support sustainable farming.

    09h15– 09h25 Woolworths Case Study: Farming for the Future

    Kobus Pienaar, Sustainability Manager at Woolworths

    Woolworths (www.woolworths.co.za) is a well-known South African retailer and has been in operation since 1931 when it opened in Cape Town.  Their stores are nationwide, in South Africa, Africa and Australia and they retail clothing and groceries to the South African consumer.

    09h25 - 09h35 Future Farms Case Study

    Paul Sheppard, Future Farms SA

    Future Farms (https://futurefarmssa.co.za) is the largest builder of urban hydroponic production systems in South Africa.  The global market size for indoor farming production is USD 106.6 billion.

    09h35 – 09h45 Aerobotics Case Study

    Vic van den Berg, Head of Citrus for Global Territories, Aerobotics

    Aerobotics (https://www.aerobotics.com/) provides tools to make actionable decisions on farms using drone and sensor technology.

    09h45 – 09h55 Agri processing at Coega IDZ in the Eastern Cape

    Keith Du Plessis, Business Development Manager at Coega SEZ

    Agri processing opportunities in the Coega (www.coega.co.za) Special Economic Zone and Eastern Cape addressing food security and value-added services.

    Q&A – please ask questions in the chat

    Moderator: Beverley Lewis, Market Adviser, Innovation Norway

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