Programme for “Heal the Land. Heal the People” webinar

Thursday, 18 June 2020 | Sustainable Gastronomy Day

08:00 – 08:02  Opening and welcome remarks

08:10 – 08:25  Introduction and pre-amble: Dr Pieter Prinsloo and Prof. James Blignaut

08:25 – 10:00 Session 1: Heal the land: Anchor: Dr Hendrik Smith

An introduction to regenerative agriculture: Dr Hendrik Smith, conservation agriculture facilitator, Grain SA & The Maize Trust

Regenerative and conservation agriculture: perspectives by farmers and researchers

  • Cocky Mokoka, Seekoeifontein 376, Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng: Dryland and irrigation mixed crop-livestock farming
  • DF Fyver, Bhetjane Cattle CoVryburg, North West: Arid Kalahari region, diverse, extensive livestock and grazing systems
  • Bertie CoetzeeLowerlandPrieska, Northern Cape: Arid, diverse annual and perennial cropping and livestock farming, irrigation from Orange River
Egon Zunckel farms in Bergville in KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Egon ZunckelZunckel Farms, Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal: Dryland and irrigation mixed crop-livestock farming
  • Temakholo Mathebula, Mahlathini Development FoundationKwaZulu-Natal: Researcher, smallholder conservation agriculture
  • Charles Williams, De Toren Private Cellar, Stellenbosch, Western Cape: Wine and viticulture
  • Fred du Pont, The Fruit Farm Group in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape: Fruit farming
  • Dr Johann Strauss, senior researcher at the Western Cape Department of Agriculture: Conservation agriculture and grain farming

10:00 – 10:05 Upcoming programme highlights

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10:05 – 11:00 Session 2: Heal the people: Anchor: Cobus Roode

  • UN Sustainable Development Goals through regenerative agriculture in SA: Siwapiwe Madubela, Tshepo Morokong
  • Can social impact of regenerative agriculture rekindle long-awaited dream of social cohesion?: Khumo Magano
  • Role of the 4IR in regenerative agriculture and e-commerce platforms to distribute food: Tshepo Morokong, Gerry Weber
Erna Kruger has a passion for integrating people, agriculture and nature. Photo: Supplied
  • Beyond mining: rehabilitation of mining areas, creating alternative industries, employment and distribution of food in rural, traditional and communal areas: Khumo Magano
  • Nepo Mealie Pap: A social/nutritional impact on SA’s staple food and society: Dr Jaap Knott
  • Covid-19, climate change resilience, regenerative agriculture in smallholder farming systems: Erna Kruger
  • Food clubs in society: Andrew Ardington
  • Sensible, sustainable land reform in SA with emerging, regenerative agriculture farmers: Khumo Magano

11:00 – 12:00 Session 3: Food with Integrity: Anchor: Dr Pieter Prinsloo

What does “Food with integrity” mean to you?  A focus on farm and soil management, processing and traceability

PANEL DISCUSSION: Chefs, retailers, and restaurants have unparalleled ability to facilitate connection and socialising between food value chain role-players. Innovative food systems beyond covid-19. Hyper-local items on restaurant menus to ensure local support of smaller farms. Sustainability, sensible and toned-down cooking.

  • Christiaan Campbell, chef and food consultant: Achieving synergy and communication between producer and consumer via food value chain?
  • Errieda du Toit, chef, food writer and culinary commentator: Perceptions. Difference between fast food and story food? Is it driven by social media?
  • Gary Jackson, real food retailer: Consumer needs: How do we create an open relationship from producer to consumer? How do we understand the value chain and the world’s broken food system?
Prof. Arno Hugo is a meat scientist at the University of the Free State. Picture: Supplied
  • Absie Pantswha, CEO of professional culinary experiences company Fresh Yumm: Food trends: What influences you in designing a menu for a food event?
  • Prof. Arno Hugo, meat scientist at UFS: Is traceability important and what should be communicated?
  • Andrea du Plessis, dietician: Are we producing/selling volume or nutrition? How do we make informed decisions about what we eat?
  • Steven BarnardFarmer Kidz: Why is it important to connect children with food production?
  • Tozie Zokufa, A Greener World South Africa: Why is certification important in food production?

12:00 – 12:15 Webinar break, reconnect at 12:15

12:15 – 12:40 Session 4: Money matters: Anchor: Prof. James Blignaut

12:15 – 12:20 Introduction: James Blignaut

Anika de Beer is a meteorologist with eNCA. Picture: Supplied

12:20 – 12:24 Anika de Beer: Meteorologist and eNCA co-presenter of the daily weather forecasts

12:24-12:30 Nic van Schalkwyk:  CA(SA) and CFA charter holder. Founding member and executive director of Integrity Asset Management.

12:30-12:40 Graham Terry: CA (SA) and a professor of practice, dept of accountancy, at the University of Johannesburg.

12:40 – 12:55 Part 5: Digital signing of the manifesto: Anchor: Prof. James Blignaut

12:55 – 13:00 Closing remarks and way forward