Agricultural shows and events are a time to celebrate the harvest and the achievements in different sectors which make up agriculture. They are a time when people involved in the agricultural value chain meet up again, network and review the latest technologies and trends. A number of these events occur in South Africa, and we have listed many of these.
The chapter is in no way the full picture, and the reader is referred to the agricultural weeklies, Landbouweekblad and Farmer’s Weekly, or their websites to find a calendar of the latest shows. Visit www.landbou.com and www.farmersweekly.co.za.
Some agricultural role players like the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) keep their members informed of agricultural events through their newsletters or on their websites.
|Our stall at NAMPO a few minutes after sunrise. The first waves of visitors happen now. If the exhibitor is outside buying coffee or taking in the view you will miss them.|
2. Some role players
African Agri Council
Tel: 021 700 4300
Tel: 021 975 4440/1/2/3
Agri-Expo is an agricultural organisation which runs numerous shows and events e.g. the South African Cheese Festival, From The Earth, various equestrian and breeder events and championships.
Tel: 015 307 2725
This is a farmer’s association, affiliated to Agri SA. It runs the Letaba Expo (find details on the website)
Agribusiness Development Corporation
Tel: 028 272 9071
Agricultural Tours Worldwide
Tel: 082 447 7718
Included in their agricultural tours are visits to international and national shows e.g. Nampo and Allfresh.
Tel: 021 854 4700 www.cadek.co.za
See Agriworks under heading 3
Tel: 011 234 0604
Exhibitions and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA)
Tel: 011 805 7272
Grain SA (GSA)
Tel: 08600 47246
Responsible for Nampo Harvest Day and Nampo Cape (see heading 3).
Tel: 021 863 1803
Mega Events runs the Agri Mega week in the Western Cape.
Royal Agricultural Society of Natal
Tel: 033 345 6274
They host the Royal Show – “South Africa’s oldest and largest mixed agricultural event” – and the Sunday Tribune Garden Show, the country’s “largest horticultural event”.
Tel: 021 700 3500
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