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Day 3 (26 June 2019)
Time: 09:00 - 14:00
Programme Director: Garth Barnes

Issues pertaining to long-term water supply and food security come into sharp focus for every citizen, and not just for farmers and agriprocessors. While water is a major factor in the move towards sustainable agricultural practices, high energy prices and questionable soil quality are other factors forcing planners to re-think their strategies. Financing
and access to markets are further factors that must be addressed in establishing a truly sustainable agricultural sector.

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Address

Cllr Thabisile Vilakazi, Chairperson of Section 79  Committee of Community & Social Development

The Panel (9:00 - 11:00)

- Dr Ntsikane Maine, Acting Divisional Head: Agriculture

- Emmanuel Ekosse, Doctoral researcher, UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership

- Dr Shadrack Moephuli, CEO & President, Agricultural Research Council (ARC) 

- Brian Mpono,Group Corporate Affairs & Business Development Executive & CEO, Eddison Power

10:20 - 11:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A

11:00 - 11:30 Tea. Exhibition Viewing.


The Panel (11:30 - 12:20)

- Nehru Pillay, General Manager: Research and Intelligence, Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa

- Dr Munyaradzi Chitakira, Senior Lecturer – Environmental Management, University of South Africa

- Tshiamo Dichabe, Managing Director, Commercial Agriculture Youth Chamber

- Chris Wild, Executive Director, Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA)

- Ryan Meiring, Founder, Big Inja Farming

12h20 - 13h00 Panel Discussion and Q&A

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch. Exhibition Viewing. Networking