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#NIC2022 | The future of agriculture: a new generation

  • 20 May 2022
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A country’s future lies with its youth, and with an aging agricultural sector, newcomers to the industry are sorely needed. The final session of Nation in Conversation belonged to the youth and Wandile Sihlobo led an expert panel in discussion about the youth’s perception of agriculture, hurdles they must overcome and the future prospects of agriculture as a career choice.

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#NIC2022 | Data in agriculture: a new era

  • 19 May 2022
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Nearly all technologies are going digital, and data is said to be the commodity of the future. But what happens with the terabytes of data created by the thousands of sensors across your farm every day? And who owns this data?

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#NIC2022 | The diversification and the integration of livestock

  • 19 May 2022
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Rising input costs will force some grain producers to look at diversifying their operations by introducing livestock. Integrating livestock into a grain business can add value to lower potential farmlands and improve overall cash flow.

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#NIC2022 | Let’s fix it: The regeneration of rural communities

  • 18 May 2022
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Consolidation of farming enterprises coupled with higher mechanisation is leading to fewer job opportunities in rural towns and rapid urbanisation. This leaves many rural areas in a state of disrepair because of a shrinking economic base and dwindling economically active population.

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#NIC2022 | Better access: infrastructure & logistics

  • 18 May 2022
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From deteriorating rural roads and rail infrastructure to bottlenecks at harbours, South Africa’s agricultural sector is negatively affected by a lack of investment in efficient logistics. Production areas are often far from the main consumers and export markets, and a breakdown in logistics can have dire consequences for producers.

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#NIC2022 | The state of the economy: onwards and upwards

  • 17 May 2022
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The world economy is under pressure, and South Africa is not immune to the impact. Input costs are rising, consumer spending is cautious and general turmoil in world markets contributes to a sense of trepidation.

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Nation in Conversation is back with a brand new series

The exciting 2019 Nation in Conversation series kicks off this Thursday, 4 April 2019 with the opening program focusing on maize and more specifically, the starch industry.

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Senwes receives special award at Agricultural Writers SA awards function

The 40th Agricultural Writers SA awards function was held this past weekend at the University of the Free State with Die Heuwels Fantasties providing the entertainment.

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