Career fair to assist learners

High school learners considering a career in agriculture, horticulture, post-harvest technologies or the food industry and students in the agricultural and biological sciences who are considering further studies are advised to attend the fair.

A luncheon for life science, life orientation and science teachers will also be hosted to empower teachers with knowledge about various careers in agriculture.

"Through this initiative we hope to turn our teachers into ambassadors for the fresh produce industry," said Marianne van der Laarse, PMA country representative for southern Africa.

She also said there is a dire need for more skilled people to work in and contribute to the fresh produce industry, and career options are plentiful.

"Universities, agricultural businesses, input supply companies, commercial farms and service providers continuously report on how the unavailability of young people is affecting their businesses."