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Nation in Conversation broadcasted live from the Nampo Harvest Day with at least two recordings a day over the 4-day period. The show, which has taken the agri-discussion mainstream with media partners like the Mail and Guardian, News24, eNCA, RSG, 702 Talk Radio, City Press and Business Day, as well as the traditional agri-press focused on topical issues like transformation, communal land, agriculture after the election, the deterioration of the platteland, successful financial models in unstable times, and the future of agriculture. As in the past, the discussion panels reflected agriculture’s foremost thought leaders on the different topics.

Discussions at Nampo Bothaville 2019 included the following topics:

The 2019 Series of Nation in Conversation got underway on 4 April with the first premiere of the brand new series focusing on arguably, South Africa’s hottest commodity, maize. The season also featured episodes on raisins, onions, livestock, nurseries, wheat, Nampo Bothaville, cotton, pecans and citrus. It was concluded on kykNET on the 27th of June 2019. A rerun of this show was broadcasted on kykNET & Kie from 2 July to 24 September 2019.

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Nation in Conversation also broadcasted live from Nampo Cape for the second year running. Topics on the table included; The roles of the private and public sector in creating a growing economy in SA, Transformation success stories in the Western Cape, Grain industry with s focus on cash crops, Security issues in rural areas and the Wine business.

Discussions at Nampo Cape 2019 included the following topics:

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The Land Reform Debate continued to take centre stage in 2018 as was reflected in the themes of the Nampo Harvest Day broadcasts of Nation in Conversation. Show titles like Land reform – from emotions to rationality looked at how decisions made at the ANC’s 54th elective conference in December 2017, appeared to see two seemingly incompatible positions emerge on the issue of land reform.

Other topics included robust discussions on: Land reform must help emerging farmers to catch up with latest agri-trends; Farming for a sustainable future; Don’t bank on land reform panic - policy menu is diverse; as well as looking at The Importance of Economy of Scale: Big vs small. Industry heavy weights like Agriculture Economist Wandile Sihlobo, BFAP’s Ferdi Meyer and GrainSA CEO Jannie de Villiers and Senwes Group CE Francois Strydom were part of the discussions.

Discussions at Nampo Bothaville 2018 included the following topics:

The 2018 Nation in Conversation television series got a new formula where a combination of tourism, commodity and industry focuses came together. The focus for this 13-episode television series was on various commodities not previously highlighted which included; dates, nuts, wheat, avocados, coffee, carrots, pork, milk, beef, cherries, sunflowers & soya bean and a two-part episode focusing on Nampo Bothaville.

The TV series focused on the following industries:

Nation in Conversation also took part in the first ever Nampo Cape in the Overberg where fascinating topics were discussed which included; How we create new energy in Agriculture, Sustainable Meat Production, a discussion on Barley, Training and training institutions in Agriculture and lastly, a focus on the youth involved in Agriculture.

Discussions at Nampo Cape 2018 included the following topics:

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In 2017 Nation in Conversation was broadcast live on several platforms during the four days of Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville from May 16-19 . The series has grown in stature and importance with leading players in the industry and mainstream economy participating in the discussion more and more. This year viewers can look forward to panel discussions on the following subjects: Finances: Labour, Diversification & Financial Planning; From Commodity to Trademark; The Role of Advisors, Technology and Soil Health; Females in Agriculture, Focus on Youth: A future in Agriculture; Successful Transformation Initiatives and Agriculture – A Positive Outlook.

Discussions at Nampo Bothaville 2017 included the following topics:

The focus for the 2017 13-episode television series was on various commodities not previously highlighted which included; family businesses, wine, fruit, sheep, milk, ostrich, chicken, vegetables, game, sugar, beef, potatoes and maize

The TV series focused on the following industries:

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This year's Nation in Conversation will attempt to encourage dialogue of an exclusive and solution driven nature from 17 - 20 May and we are excited to have a number of main stream media partners on board. Nation in Conversation will also have a larger digital footprint this year with increased functionality, more platforms and it will be more user friendly. Users can look out for the Nation in Conversation application which will be available in various App Stores in due course. This application will place Nation in Conversation in the palm of the public's hand and will expand agricultural and topical matters further than ever before.

Discussions at Nampo Bothaville 2016 included the following topics:

NIC Senwes Young Farmer Future Focus 2016

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NAMPO 2015 was a defining moment for Nation in Conversation. For the first time, the panel discussions were presented in both Afrikaans and English. Over 40 panel members participated in the discussions, representing diverse views on pertinent issues. The event received wide media coverage, including extensive coverage on non-agricultural platforms, resulting in reaching a far wider audience. Coverage included six official media partners (Volksblad, Business Day TV, Farmbiz, Farmer’s Weekly, Landbouradio and Landbouweekblad), extended news/editorial coverage and longer-format content carriers.

Discussions at Nampo Bothaville 2015 included the following topics:

The TV series focused on the following industries:

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The “Senwes Toekomsfokus Gespreksforum” initiative was taken to new heights in 2014. “Nation in Conversation” was born. The aim was to reach an audience beyond the agricultural sector, and to influence public perceptions around agricultural issues.

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