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.

This page 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 already at this time. If you, the exhibitor, are outside buying coffee or taking in the view you will miss them.
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Some role players

  • Africa Agri Tech South Africa https://africa-agri.co.za
  • African Agri Council www.agricouncil.org Responsible for events like African Agri Investment Indaba and e-Agri East Africa Summit (Kenya).
  • Agri-Expo 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 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 www.agri4africa.com 
  • Agricultural Tours Worldwide www.agritoursandtravel.com Included in their agricultural tours are visits to international and national shows e.g. Nampo and Allfresh.
  • Association of African Exhibition Organisers www.aaxo.co.za
  • Compex Exhibitions www.compex.co.za
  • DMG Exhibition Management Services (EMS) Africa www.dmgevents.com Organisers of Africa’s Big 7 and FoodNext Africa
  • Du Plessis, Marianna marianna.duplessis [at] gmail.com Conference organiser and tour guide to international shows like Fruit Logistica Berlin, Germany; ExpoAgro Argentina; SIMA international agribusiness agricultural trade show, Paris; and Nampo Agribusiness Tour, Bothaville.
  • Exhibitions and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) www.exsa.co.za
  • Grain SA (GSA) www.grainsa.co.za Responsible for Nampo Harvest Day and Nampo Cape (see  under next heading).
  • Royal Agricultural Society of Natal 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”.
  • RX Global Events https://rxglobal.com

 

Shows and conferences

 

 


Some international shows

Note that international conferences are periodically held in South Africa.

Websites and publications

View the websites listed earlier on this page.

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