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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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Nation in Conversation looks at Training and training institutions in Agriculture

  • 13 September 2018
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Growing a business and flourishing in farming

  • 12 July 2018
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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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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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Heated Conversation at 2nd session of Nation in Conversation

  • 15 May 2018
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Nation in Conversation asked the question: “How can threats to food security be overcome to ensure a prosperous future and healthy agricultural sector?”

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Nedbank agri-specialists committed to using their ‘financial expertise to do good’

  • 11 May 2018
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Nedbank’s relationship with the agricultural sector has evolved beyond just offering finance and now entails the provision of holistic solutions for everyday, seasonal and future growth requirements. These holistic solutions cater for the whole agricultural value chain, ranging from primary producers to listed agribusinesses.

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AFGRI - Your agricultural partner for generations

  • 11 May 2018
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AFGRI is a leading agricultural services company with core competencies to enhance, support and guide the growth of agricultural enterprises. With a core focus on grain commodities and a vision of driving food security across Africa, AFGRI provides services across the entire grain production and storage cycle, offering financial support and solutions as well as inputs and hi-tech equipment through the John Deere brand supported by a large retail footprint.

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The Cherry on Top

  • 10 May 2018
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Who doesn’t love a tasty cherry, weather its part of your roast garnish, your cocktail or your favourite cupcake, it’s always a hit.

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Nation in Conversation looks at the Beef Value Chain

  • 03 May 2018
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In the next episode of Nation in Conversation we look at exactly how your delicious piece of steak arrives on your plate, from the farm to the store and all the steps in between.

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Nation in Conversation takes a look at production of milk

  • 26 April 2018
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Episode four shines the spotlight on the dairy industry, specifically milk production which delivers some 3 billion litres a year.

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Nation in Conversation Looks At the Pork Industry

  • 19 April 2018
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This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed at home…

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Nation in Conversation looks into the carrot industry

  • 13 April 2018
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In episode two of the new season of Nation in Conversation we take the view on a journey to the Cradle of Mankind, which is also the home of Rugani Carrots, one of the biggest carrot producers in the country.

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Nation in Conversation 2018 gets under way with a hot cuppa joe

  • 09 April 2018
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South Africa’s premiere Agri-talkshow is back with comprehensive look at another set of commodities and the various aspects of the value chain. Episode one kicks off with a look at South Africa’s coffee industry, which although very small, is part of a growing culture of local coffee connoisseurs.

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Prestigious award for Nation in Conversation

  • 22 November 2017
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It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce that Nation in Conversation, South Africa’s most talked about Agri-talkshow / television series, of which you are a major partner, has been awarded a prestigious award by the Agricultural Writers of South Africa.

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Jeug: Loopbaangeleenthede en Hoe om Nuwelinge na die Landbousektor te Lok

  • 19 May 2017
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Die laaste sessie van Nasie in Gesprek is op die heel laaste dag van Nampo Oesdag in Bothaville verfilm waar dit geëindig het met ʼn lewendige gesprek oor Jeug: Loopbaangeleenthede en Hoe om Nuwelinge na die Landbousektor te Lok. Die sessie was deur Mpumelelo Mkhabela aangebied met paneellede soos Graan SA se Jannie de Villiers, Agri SA se Omri van Zyl, Afgri se Prudence Motseo, Monsanto se Kobus Steenekamp, Johan Hudson van Nedbank, Antois van der Westhuizen van John Deere asook Flint Meintjies van Senwes.

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