NAMPO 2018 | All the details on Nampo 2018

Day 1 | 11:00 AM - 12:30

Policy Matters and Scenarios

  • Discussion Points: What can the success of South Africa's agricultural sector be attributed to? How does this stack up to other African countries? Why should we appreciate, protect and foster what we have?
  • Anchor: Theo Venter

Day 1 | 14:00 PM - 15:30 PM

Political Perspectives

  • Discussion Points: Confronting the issues influencing agriculture in South Africa head on in this hard political debate. How can threats to food security be overcome to ensure a prosperous future and healthy agri sector?
  • Anchor: Nick Binedell

Day 2 | 09:00 AM - 10:30

French and South African views on irrigation technology and draught management

  • Discussion Points: An interactive discussion between researchers, technology creators and farmers on the latest technology & challenges, with the participation of the French National Research Institute of Science and Technology –IRSTEA
  • Sponsored by the French Embassy and Business France

Day 2 | 11:00 AM - 12:30

UN decade of family farming – Policy should protect the individual

  • Discussion Points: The emphasis of farming as a family business has gained new momentum with the United Nations' adoption of a decade of family farming. Governments, business and labour can get involved to promote sustainable development to alleviate global hunger.
  • Anchor: Roelf Meyer

Day 2 | 14:00 PM - 15:30 PM

Inspirational women in business

  • Discussion Points: A diverse group of women share their inspirational journeys as primary producers. What were their lowest moments and greatest highs and how do they see the future of agriculture in South Africa?

  • Anchor: Rozanne McKenzie

Day 3 | 11:00 AM - 12:30

The importance of economy of scale: Big vs small

  • Discussion Points: What are the benefits of economy of scale in any business and specifically in South African agriculture? What are the contributions towards food security?
  • Anchor: Theo Vorster

Day 3 | 14:00 PM - 15:30 PM

Agriculture 2035

  • Discussion Points: How will new technology change the face of agriculture as we know it today?

  • Anchor: Pieter Geldenhuys

Day 4 | 11:00 AM - 12:30

How does the youth see agriculture in SA?

  • Key issues: How do issues surrounding land reform, transformation, food security and job creation impact on the youth, and what are the unexplored opportunities that lie in wait?
  • Anchor: Andile Khumalo