AgriSA congress to explore new avenues for farmers

Land, renewable energy, water affairs and social cohesion will be at the top of the agenda at the annual AgrisSA Congress from 10-11 October at The Maslow Time Square in Menlyn, Pretoria.

Farmers and industry professionals will engage and explore new avenues for the South African agricultural landscape, especially the impact of the Fourth Industrial revolution (4IR) on the South African agricultural market.

The congress will be filled with dignitaries from all sectors within agriculture, including the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, as well as the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu.

Speakers from across the globe will attend the congress, informing attendees on all matters related to the 4IR, and how it could affect the farming business.

•             Biotechnology and nanotechnology in agriculture – Rajan Gajaria, Executive Vice President: Business Platforms of Corteva Agriscience

•             The revolution of precision agriculture through artificial intelligence – Barrett Bar, Strategic Head – Integrated Solutions: John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (USA)

•             World of the Future – The impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the World – Dr. Morné Mostert, Director: Institute for Futures Research, Stellenbosch University.

Registration will take place from 07:30 on Thursday, 10 October, in the foyer of the Diamond Room Hotel, Pretoria.

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