Table of Contents

1. Overview

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.

Find details of many shows, mostly in the Western Cape, at www.agriexpo.co.za. Some of these, in turn, have their own websites e.g. www.swartlandskou.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

www.agricouncil.org

Responsible for events like African Agri Investment Indaba and e-Agri East Africa Summit (Kenya).

Agri-Expo

Tel: 021 975 4440/1/2/3

www.agriexpo.co.za

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.

Agri Letaba

Tel: 015 307 2725

www.agriletaba.co.za

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

www.agri4africa.com

Agricultural Tours Worldwide

Tel: 082 447 7718

www.agritoursandtravel.com

Included in their agricultural tours are visits to international and national shows e.g. Nampo and Allfresh.

CADEK Media

Tel: 021 854 4700 www.cadek.co.za

See Agriworks under heading 3

Compex Exhibitions

Tel: 011 234 0604

www.compex.co.za

Exhibitions and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA)

Tel: 011 805 7272

www.exsa.co.za

Grain SA (GSA)

Tel: 08600 47246

www.grainsa.co.za

Responsible for Nampo Harvest Day and Nampo Cape (see  heading 3).

Mega Events

Tel: 021 863 1803

www.mega-events.co.za 

Mega Events runs the Agri Mega week in the Western Cape.

Royal Agricultural Society of Natal

Tel: 033 345 6274

www.royalshow.co.za

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”.

SPIntelligent

Tel: 021 700 3500

www.spintelligent.com