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Land reform must help emerging farmers to catch up with latest agri-trends

  • 05 July 2018
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For centuries, technological advancement – or lack thereof – has been one of the factors that determined the progress or regress of nations. Those that have been astute enough to innovate have enjoyed the fruit of being the early beneficiaries of efficient and highly productive technologies.

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Farming for a sustainable future

  • 05 July 2018
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Badge’s passion for farming helped him grow and carve a successful career in agriculture.

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A fruitful family legacy

  • 28 June 2018
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From hawkers to farm owners with burgeoning orchards, this young farmer and his family are making their mark in agriculture.

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Don’t bank on land reform panic, policy menu is diverse

  • 28 June 2018
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When controversial public policy proposals are put on the table, it is easy to choose with an “either… or” mentality, ignoring the rich menu of options. This is particularly the case when emotions trump rationality.

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Dates Bring NIC to a Close for 2018

  • 28 June 2018
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Make a date not to miss the final episode of the current season of Nation in Conversation which draws to a close with episode 13, focusing on Medjool date cultivation and production in South Africa.

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Planting a seed of success

  • 21 June 2018
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This small-town man’s heart-warming story proves that through hard work and sheer determination dreams can become reality.

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Political risk in agriculture needs calm heads

  • 21 June 2018
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There are many things that a good business person would find strange. Market volatility is certainly not one of them. However, whenever market volatility strikes, it causes pain for some and a boon for others, depending on whether they are beneficiaries of the up- or downswing.

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Nation in Conversation goes nuts

  • 21 June 2018
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In this episode we take a look nuts, where and how it’s grown and what to do with it. As usual the show kicks-off with a look at tourist attractions and this time the cameras go to the famous route 62, the longest wine route in the world. It is of-course situated in the Western Cape.

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Nation in Conversation looks at the Wheat Industry

  • 15 June 2018
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This week Nation in Conversation shines the spotlight on the wheat industry and we follow the process of how wheat becomes flour and then bread, which as we all know is a staple food the world over.

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Land reform – from emotions to rationality

  • 14 June 2018
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At the ANC’s 54th elective conference in December 2017, two seemingly incompatible positions emerged on the issue of land reform.

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Episode 10 of Nation in Conversation takes a look at the Avocado Industry

  • 07 June 2018
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“There’s nothing quite as delicious as a freshly toasted slice of bread with Avo on it, and what’s more it’s packed with good fats and vitamins.” This is how the show kicks-off with Rozanne’s comment.

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Nation in Conversation – 2nd Part of Nampo Highlights

  • 31 May 2018
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Show host Rozanne McKenzie continues her tour of Nampo 2018 and continues to be astounded by the sheer scale of it all and how much there is to do!

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Nation in Conversation at Nampo 2018

  • 24 May 2018
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Episode 8 of Nation in Conversation shines the spotlight on the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest agricultural event, the Nampo Harvest Day festival which is held near Bothaville each year.

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Nation in Conversation at Nampo ends with Our youth, our future

  • 18 May 2018
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Nation in Conversation ended on an upbeat with a lively discussion about the role of the youth in agriculture.

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Nation in Conversation takes aim at The Importance of Economy of Scale: Big vs small

  • 17 May 2018
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Day 3 of Nation in Conversation at Nampo 2018 got underway with a robust discussion about the importance of economy of scale with Theo Vorster hosting the conversation with a panel comprised of Senwes Group CEO Francois Strydom, Agriculture Economist Wandile Sihlobo, BFAP’s Ferdi Meyer and GrainSA CEO Jannie de Villiers.

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Nation in Conversation looks into the future to 2035

  • 17 May 2018
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The final session of Day 3 of Nation in Conversation at the Nampo Harvest Day festival saw a panel discussion taking a peak at what agriculture could look like in 2035.

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Inspirational Women in Business on Nation in Conversation

  • 17 May 2018
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The final session of Day 2’s edition of Nation in Conversation at Nampo dissected the importance of female leadership in agricultural structures posing the question “Why is it still difficult for women to land leadership roles in agriculture”.

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The Conversation about Family Businesses

  • 17 May 2018
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The panel discussion was hosted by Roelf Meyer and consisted of Agbiz CEO John Purchase, Daan Kriek, President of AgriSA; Johan Willemse, a retired professor of agriculture; Malcolm Ferguson, a former diplomat now representing a massive maize producing company in Mexico; and Pitso Sekhoto a Free State Producer and Agri-activist with AFASA.

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Sunflower and Soya Bean on Nation in Conversation

  • 17 May 2018
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Episode 7 of the current season of Nation in Conversation takes the viewer on a journey into the fascinating world of sunflower and soya bean farming and processing.

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Nation in Conversation 2018 Kicks-Off with Policy Matters and Scenarios

  • 15 May 2018
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Day one of the country’s premier agri-talkshow, Nation in Conversation, got underway at 11:00 this morning (15 May 2018) at the agri-calandar’s premier event, the Nampo Harvest Day festival near Bothaville. The proceedings, attended by a full studio audience comprised of media and agri-stakeholders, saw the panel discussing “Policy Matters and Scenarios”

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