Cape Town to host international agricultural conference

The 30th Commonwealth Agricultural Conference to be held in South Africa in 2022, will create an ideal platform to showcase the high standards of local agricultural, specifically the Western Cape, to the rest of the world, according to Johan Ehlers, CEO of Agri-Expo, organiser of the event.

Cape Town to host international agricultural conference
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“We hope that this international exposure will result in increased international investment in South Africa’s agricultural sector,” he said.

The Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC) conferred the rights to host the conference on Agri-Expo, a non-profit agricultural society.

“The conference will highlight the challenges and successes of our agricultural role players, and will further build on South Africa and the Western Cape’s accessibility as the gateway to agriculture in Africa.”

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The conference will take place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre from 13 to 18 November 2022. The previous such conference held in South Africa was hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Natal in KwaZulu-Natal in 2001.

The RASC is a confederation of more than 50 agricultural societies, research institutions and agricultural associations across the Commonwealth, with the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, as the president.

The 28th Commonwealth Agricultural Conference will be held in Edmonton, Canada in 2018, and the 29th conference in Norwich, England in 2020.

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Annelie Coleman represents Farmer’s Weekly in the Free State, North West and Northern Cape. Agriculture is in her blood. She grew up on a maize farm in the Wesselsbron district where her brother is still continuing with the family business. Annelie is passionate about the area she works in and calls it ‘God’s own country’. She’s particularly interested in beef cattle farming, especially with the indigenous African breeds. She’s an avid reader and owns a comprehensive collection of Africana covering hunting in colonial Africa, missionary history of same period, as well as Rhodesian literature.