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Nation in Conversation looks at the beetroot industry

  • 06 June 2019
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This week, Nation in Conversation visits Brits in the North West Province where we will be taking a look into the versatility of beetroot. During this episode, we learn more about the different ways that the root vegetable can be enjoyed and we follow the journey of beetroot from the farm to the table.

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NIC at Nampo (part two)

  • 03 June 2019
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Nation in Conversation visits Nampo Harvest Day again to focus on the panel discussions. The episode begins with inserts of a few exhibitions that stood out at this year’s show.

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Nation in Conversation focuses once more on Nampo 2019

  • 30 May 2019
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This week’s episode is the second part of a two-episode special which focuses on Nampo Harvest Day 2019.

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Nation in Conversation at NAMPO 2019

  • 27 May 2019
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Nation in conversation aired the first of a two-part special highlighting the most thought-provoking excerpts of the Nation in Conversation panel discussions which took place in front of a live audience at this year’s NAMPO Harvest Day from 14 – 17 May 2019.

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Nation in Conversation - Focus on NAMPO 2019

  • 23 May 2019
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This week’s Nation in Conversation is the first of two special episodes dedicated to bringing you all the highlights from the 2019 edition of agriculture's biggest calendar event of the year, NAMPO Harvest Day.

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Nation in Conversation - Forestry forms an integral part of Agriculture

  • 17 May 2019
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Forestry was the buzz-word of the latest episode of Nation in Conversation. The program took a road trip down to the Eastern Cape and got acquainted with the small villages of Ugie and Maclear, situated at the foothills of the Drakensburg.

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Nation in Conversation concludes with a look into the future

  • 17 May 2019
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Friday 17 May 2019, Session 1: Nation in Conversation concluded on a very positive note on the final day of the NAMPO Harvest Day 2019, with “A glance into the future – Opportunities in agriculture”. The session, anchored by Theo Vorster of Galileo Capital, stood apart from the rest of the week’s sessions, in that 80% of the audience was school learners and university students.

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Water: A Critical Commodity

  • 16 May 2019
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Thursday 16 May 2019, Session 2: Thursday’s second session of Nation in Conversation focused on water as a critical commodity. The discussion was live-streamed from the third day of the biggest agriculture show of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the Nampo Harvest Day near Bothaville in the Free State.

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Nation in Conversation asks: ‘How do we revive the platteland?’

  • 16 May 2019
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Thursday 16 May, Session : The Landbouweekblad Editor-in-Chief, Chris Burgess hosted the first session of Nation in Conversation on the third day of the NAMPO Harvest Day outside Bothaville in the Free State, asking how the platteland can be revived.

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NIC Spotlight on the Role of Communal Land in Agricultural Development

  • 15 May 2019
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Wednesday 15 May 2019, Session 3: The third session of Nation in Conversation on the second day of NAMPO Harvest Day outside Bothaville in the Free State saw Christo van der Rheede of Agri SA anchor a discussion which attempted to unlock the somewhat hazy issue around land ownership by traditional leaders and communal land governance.

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NIC Takes Aim at Technology and Funding

  • 15 May 2019
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As the midday autumn temperature at Nampo Harvest Day 2019 hovered around 25°C, so too the temperature got nice and toasty during the second session of Nation in Conversation which centred around Technology and Funding.

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Nation in Conversation asks if the ADA is worth waiting for

  • 15 May 2019
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Wednesday 15 May 2019, Session 1: The first session of Nation in Conversation on the second day of NAMPO Harvest Day 2019 saw a distinguished panel discuss the composition of the proposed Agricultural Development Agency (ADA). The ADA will be established to assist the entire agri-sector to be more inclusive and more productive.

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Nation in Conversation is going deep into the forest

  • 15 May 2019
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This week Nation in Conversation visits the foothills of the Drakensberg in the Eastern Cape where we learn more about the forestry industry. The programme visits some plantations and a chipboard factory.

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Nation in Conversation looks at Post Election Political Perspectives

  • 14 May 2019
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Tuesday 14 May 2019: Session 2: The second session of Nation in Conversation on the first day of the Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville in the Freestate, was a definite not-to-be-missed affair. Go visit the NIC website at www.nationinconversation.co.za website to watch the live-streamed recording.

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All roads lead to Nampo and Nation in Conversation 2019

  • 14 May 2019
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Tuesday 14 May 2019: Session 1- The second session of Nation in Conversation at NAMPO 2019 kicked off at 10:00, 14 May 2019 at the first day of the country’s biggest agricultural event, near Bothaville in the western Free State.

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A closer look at the wheat industry

  • 13 May 2019
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In episode 6, we go through the wheat value chain and the influence it has on the world’s food security. Wheat, rice and maize are the biggest grain types in the world and South Africa produces 2,3 million tons of wheat per year.

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AFGRI at NAMPO 2019 to talk about positive changes and new service offerings

  • 10 May 2019
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Leading agribusiness scales up significantly in past 12 months

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Nedbank eager to drive NAMPO agri-sector dialogue through Nation in Conversation

  • 10 May 2019
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Klerksdorp, Monday, 13 May 2019 – Nedbank is once again proud to add its voice to the premier Nampo 2019 event showcasing innovation and highlighting challenges, as well as prospective solutions, in the agri-sector.

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Nation in Conversation takes a look at the wheat industry

  • 09 May 2019
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Many people refer to wheat as the staple food of the world. In this episode, leading wheat farmer in the Bloemfontein area, Frikkie van der Merwe takes us through the process of wheat farming. We also visit FG La Pasta, a sophisticated pasta factory in Gauteng.

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Nurseries under the magnifying glass on Nation in Conversation

  • 06 May 2019
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We put nurseries under the magnifying glass in episode 5 of Nation in Conversation, and citrus takes centre stage. The program takes a trip to Limpopo where we discover the picturesque Letsitele region.

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Exploring citrus with Nation in Conversation

  • 02 May 2019
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The South African citrus industry has seen a huge turnaround in the past couple of years and Nation in Conversation this week sets off to find out how. We travel to the Letsitele region in Limpopo, home of Du Roi, the biggest citrus nursery in Southern Africa and we discover a host of other hidden treasures.

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Conversation centers around livestock

  • 29 April 2019
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Conversation zones-in on livestock farming in the fourth episode of the new Nation in Conversation series this week. The program takes viewers on a tour through Potchefstroom to become better acquainted with the town’s most popular attractions. We are introduced to pioneering cattle farmer Gideon Oosthuizen and we delve deeper into showcasing exactly what high pressure grazing entails.

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Nation in Conversation comes alive this week

  • 24 April 2019
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Livestock is the topic at hand in this week’s episode of Nation in Conversation. We take a closer look at the livestock industry which makes up a major part of our food intake. This will be the fourth offering of the new series of Nation in Conversation broadcast on kykNET on Thursday, 25 April at 18:00.

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The world of onions in episode 3 of Nation in Conversation

  • 22 April 2019
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There are different onion types eaten around the world, but this vegetable remains a favourite due to its versatility and ability to add flavour to any dish. In episode three, Nation in Conversation zooms into where most of South African’s onions are produced.

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Hard to peel, but full of flavour in episode 3 of Nation in Conversation

  • 18 April 2019
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Known for its nature of making you shed a tear while chopping or peeling it, onions are perfect for adding flavour to any dish. Episode 3 looks into farming with onions.

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Raisins take the spotlight

  • 15 April 2019
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Thought raisin's market consists only of packets of raisins sold in chain stores? Think again. The episode, which centered on raisins brought up some interesting facts that will make you sit upright and pay attention.

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Raisins take centre stage in the second episode of the new season of the Nation in Conversation series

  • 10 April 2019
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While they might look like wrinkled old grapes, raisins are actually an incredibly healthy and nutritious snack. Not only are they deliciously decadent, but they are also chock-full of goodness. Thursday 11 April at 6pm on kykNET, viewers get a front row seat to find out more on this.

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Nation in Conversation takes us through the wonderful world of maize

  • 09 April 2019
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If you thought you knew all there is to know about the grain maize and starch industries, the first episode of the brand new Nation in Conversation season would have been a welcome eye-opener. It was so interesting; it was like reading the maize encyclopedia.

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Nation in Conversation is back with a brand new series

  • 03 April 2019
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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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Nation in Conversation signs-off with a youth focus on last day of first Nampo Cape

  • 14 September 2018
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Nation in Conversation concluded its live recordings at the inaugural Nampo Cape with a focus on the youth in agriculture.

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