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Nation in Conversation takes a look at the wheat industry

  • 09 May 2019
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  •  136

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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  •  92

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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  •  68

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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  •  105

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
  •  Nation in Conversation
  •  77

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
  •  Nation in Conversation
  •  105

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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  •  73

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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  •  110

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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  •  130

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.

Read More


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Nation in Conversation takes us through the wonderful world of maize

  • 09 April 2019
  •  Nation in Conversation
  •  134

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
  •  Nation in Conversation
  •  166

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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  •  275

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

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Nation in Conversation looks at Training and training institutions in Agriculture

  • 13 September 2018
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  •  226

The fourth episode of the Nation Conversation recordings at the inaugural Nampo Cape festival in Bredasdorp looked at training and training institutions in Agriculture on Thursday 13 September 2018.

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The Big Barley Discussion on Nation in Conversation at Nampo Cape

  • 13 September 2018
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  •  343

Day two of the inaugural Nampo Cape got underway at Bredasdorp Park in the Overberg today, 13 September 2018, when the Nation in Conversation Agri-talkshow kicked off with an in-depth discussion about Barley.

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Sustainable Meat Production on Nation in Conversation at Nampo Cape

  • 12 September 2018
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  •  378

The second session of Nation in Conversation at the inaugural Nampo Cape agri-expo shone the spotlight on sustainable intensive meat (sheep) production with show host Theo Voster facilitating a panel of speakers which included Dr Karin Wessels of Mamre Intensive Sheep Farms, Izak Hofmeyr of Plaas Media; Veterinarian Dr D’Wall Hauptfleisch; and Charné Josling a lecturer at the University of the Free State, specialising in animal feed.

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Nation in Conversation part of first ever Nampo Cape

  • 12 September 2018
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  •  329

Nation in Conversation, South Africa’s premiere Agri-talk show, is proud to be part of the first-ever Nampo Cape, which got underway today at Bredasdorp Park in the Overberg. Nampo Cape is the sister event of the Nampo Harvest Day, held annually near Bothaville in the Free State. The agri-festival is considered the biggest event on the SA Agri-calendar attracting over 80 000 people this year. GrainSA, the organisers of the show hopes the Cape version of the festival attracts similar numbers.

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South Africa depends on resilient maize farmers

  • 26 July 2018
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  •  220

Johan Bezuidenhout of NWK, a company that provides a range of services to maize farmers, speaks to Nation in Conversation about how farmers are managing their businesses within the challenging environment.

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Female farmer of the future

  • 26 July 2018
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  •  400

This psychology graduate gave up the corporate life for a career in agriculture and she’s not looking back.

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From farm worker to award-winning farmer

  • 19 July 2018
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  •  266

Thulo realised his lifelong dream of becoming a farmer and being his own boss – he shares some of his secrets to success

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Trends in agriculture

  • 12 July 2018
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  •  286

Earlier this year, I came across an interesting article by the U.S. agricultural economist, Jason Lusk, highlighting the disruptive trends in food and agriculture.

Read More


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Growing a business and flourishing in farming

  • 12 July 2018
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  •  265

This self-proclaimed “rural girl” from Abbotsdale and her partner, Elton, are gaining ground in the agricultural sector.

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

  • 05 July 2018
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  •  166

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.

Read More


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Farming for a sustainable future

  • 05 July 2018
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  •  239

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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  •  247

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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  •  223

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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  •  161

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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  •  245

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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  •  206

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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  •  255

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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  •  207

“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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  •  219

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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  •  214

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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  •  320

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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  •  291

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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  •  288

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
  •  Nation in Conversation
  •  315

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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  •  195

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 takes a look at the wheat industry

  • 09 May 2019
  • 136

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.

Read More

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Nurseries under the magnifying glass on Nation in Conversation

  • 06 May 2019
  • 92

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.

Read More

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Exploring citrus with Nation in Conversation

  • 02 May 2019
  • 68

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.

Read More

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Conversation centers around livestock

  • 29 April 2019
  • 105

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.

Read More

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Nation in Conversation comes alive this week

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

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
  • 73

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
  • 110

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
  • 130

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.

Read More

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Nation in Conversation takes us through the wonderful world of maize

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.

Read More

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Nation in Conversation is back with a brand new series

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
  • 275

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

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Nation in Conversation looks at Training and training institutions in Agriculture

  • 13 September 2018
  • 226

The fourth episode of the Nation Conversation recordings at the inaugural Nampo Cape festival in Bredasdorp looked at training and training institutions in Agriculture on Thursday 13 September 2018.

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The Big Barley Discussion on Nation in Conversation at Nampo Cape

  • 13 September 2018
  • 343

Day two of the inaugural Nampo Cape got underway at Bredasdorp Park in the Overberg today, 13 September 2018, when the Nation in Conversation Agri-talkshow kicked off with an in-depth discussion about Barley.

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Sustainable Meat Production on Nation in Conversation at Nampo Cape

  • 12 September 2018
  • 378

The second session of Nation in Conversation at the inaugural Nampo Cape agri-expo shone the spotlight on sustainable intensive meat (sheep) production with show host Theo Voster facilitating a panel of speakers which included Dr Karin Wessels of Mamre Intensive Sheep Farms, Izak Hofmeyr of Plaas Media; Veterinarian Dr D’Wall Hauptfleisch; and Charné Josling a lecturer at the University of the Free State, specialising in animal feed.

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Nation in Conversation part of first ever Nampo Cape

  • 12 September 2018
  • 329

Nation in Conversation, South Africa’s premiere Agri-talk show, is proud to be part of the first-ever Nampo Cape, which got underway today at Bredasdorp Park in the Overberg. Nampo Cape is the sister event of the Nampo Harvest Day, held annually near Bothaville in the Free State. The agri-festival is considered the biggest event on the SA Agri-calendar attracting over 80 000 people this year. GrainSA, the organisers of the show hopes the Cape version of the festival attracts similar numbers.

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South Africa depends on resilient maize farmers

  • 26 July 2018
  • 220

Johan Bezuidenhout of NWK, a company that provides a range of services to maize farmers, speaks to Nation in Conversation about how farmers are managing their businesses within the challenging environment.

Read More

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Female farmer of the future

  • 26 July 2018
  • 400

This psychology graduate gave up the corporate life for a career in agriculture and she’s not looking back.

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From farm worker to award-winning farmer

  • 19 July 2018
  • 266

Thulo realised his lifelong dream of becoming a farmer and being his own boss – he shares some of his secrets to success

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Trends in agriculture

  • 12 July 2018
  • 286

Earlier this year, I came across an interesting article by the U.S. agricultural economist, Jason Lusk, highlighting the disruptive trends in food and agriculture.

Read More

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Growing a business and flourishing in farming

  • 12 July 2018
  • 265

This self-proclaimed “rural girl” from Abbotsdale and her partner, Elton, are gaining ground in the agricultural sector.

Read More

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

  • 05 July 2018
  • 166

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.

Read More

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Farming for a sustainable future

  • 05 July 2018
  • 239

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
  • 247

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

Read More

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

  • 28 June 2018
  • 223

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.

Read More

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Dates Bring NIC to a Close for 2018

  • 28 June 2018
  • 203

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
  • 161

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
  • 245

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
  • 193

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

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
  • 255

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
  • 207

“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
  • 219

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
  • 214

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
  • 321

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
  • 320

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
  • 291

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
  • 288

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

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
  • 195

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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