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Youth: technology and strategies for the future

  • 19 September 2022
  •  Nation in Conversation
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The future success of any sector in the digital age is determined largely by its adoption of technology and its strategy for adapting to ever-changing variables. The same is true of the agriculture sector. So how are we integrating the youth into our strategies for production, research and policy? Who are the decision-makers, the change-makers, the fresh-thinkers and the action-takers? And how do we reimagine the whole sector for an often-uncertain tomorrow?

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The future of agriculture: a new generation

  • 20 May 2022
  •  1849

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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Youth: Career Opportunities and How to Attract New Entrants to the Agricultural Sector

  • 19 May 2017
  •  Nation in Conversation
  •  2946

The final session of Nation in Conversation, filmed on the last day of the Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville ended off with a lively discussion on Youth: Career Opportunities and How to Attract New Entrants to the Agricultural Sector. The session was hosted by Mpumelelo Mkhabela and the panellists included GrainSA’s Jannie de Villiers, AgriSA’s Omri van Zyl, Afgri’s Prudence Motseo, Monsanto’s Kobus Steenekamp, Johan Hudson from Nedbank, Antois van der Westhuizen from John Deere and Flint Meintjies from Senwes.

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