Alternative energy on agenda at workshop

Alternative energy is one of the topics that will be discussed at Prof Johan Willemse’s quarterly agricultural market workshop in Bloemfontein.

Dr Phillip Olivier is a guest speaker and will talk about this on 3 May 2019 and shed light on when solar energy actually pays off. Prof Willemse’s, a well-known agricultural economist, workshops are about agricultural market prospects and are held at the Biker’s Church in the City of Roses.

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Prof Willemse discusses impact of foot-and-mouth disease


17 January 2019

The suspension of South Africa’s foot-and-mouth-free status has sent shock waves through the agricultural industry. This means that the country can no longer export meat and other livestock products for an indefinite period of time, which poses major economic challenges and can lead to job losses.

South Africa lost its status after the disease was observed in cattle in Limpopo in January 2019. The government acknowledged on 7 January 2019 that foot-and-mouth disease was found in animals in Vhembe.

The impact of foot-and-mouth disease is one of the topics that the agricultural economist Prof Johan Willemse will address on 1 February 2019 at a workshop on agricultural market prospects in Bloemfontein. Willemse will also focus on price and crop prospects at his first quarterly workshop of 2019 at the Biker’s Church. Members of the Red Meat Producers' Organization (RPO) will also be present and James Faber, First Vice Chairman of the RPO, is a guest speaker.

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