INVITIATION: All Media
DATE: Tuesday, 26 September 2017
VENUE: Blue Lagoon Hotel Conference Centre
The Eastern Cape is steadily gaining recognition as an agricultural bright spark and we are honoured
to have the AGRI 5 Commodities Workshop Expo 2017 endorsed by the Eastern Cape Rural
Development MEC: Mr Milibo Qoboshiyane.
The AGRI 5 Commodities Workshop Expo is in its fourth year in 2017 and is the ideal platform in
assisting organisations to facilitate the development of African farmers in order to increase their
meaningful participation in the agricultural sector within poultry, livestock, dairy, crop and piggery
commodities. Also to ensure produce takes its secondary form which is agro processing.
The event will provide private companies and government departments an opportunity to promote
their social programs, form dialogue and share development experiences between their organisations
and the African farmers. The organisers, Atone Works believes this approach will drive the sector to
see more measureable results for black commercial and emerging farmers going forward, so to
ensure they have an understanding on how to sustain and grow their farming ventures.
The theme is Access to Markets Agro Processing.
AGRI 5 Commodities Workshop Expo Objectives are:
? Facilitate access to markets for Eastern Cape farmers on a national and international
scale through access to buyers;
? Facilitate further assistance like finance, access to information to ensure farmers
sustain and grow their ventures through the workshops over the two days on pressing
? Exposure to current forms and ways of farming precision farming, to ensure farmers
stay relevant and are able to do more with less;
? Showcasing bursaries to grade 11 12 learners on careers within the sector and also
promoting farming to the youth of Eastern Cape;
? Creating awareness on agro processing and showcasing the different means to agro
process ones produce;
The AGRI 5 Commodities Workshop expo is built on 90% private sector partnerships and most of
our stakeholders are looking for farmers to work with, we seek for the Eastern Cape farmers to benefit
from these relationships at the AGRI 5 Commodities Workshop Expo.
For media attendance confirmations – Nwabisa Siyongwana: 011 056 6856 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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