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.
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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