North West Legislature hosts Agriculture Sectoral Parliament, 10 Mar

North West Legislature to Host Agriculture Sectoral Parliament at the North West Legislature Auditorium

On Friday, 10 March 2023, the North West Provincial Legislature will be hosting the Agriculture Sectoral Parliament under the theme: Climate Change and Environment Population in the North West: What Will It mean for Agriculture and Food Security in the Province at the North West Legislature Auditorium at 10h00.

The sectoral parliament discussions will focus on the following topics;

Climate Change and Environmental Population

Funding opportunities available for farmers

Mechanism and technology available to mitigate climate change and environmental population

Capacity Building for Farmers

The objective of the sectoral parliament is to ensure that oversight and public participation is enhanced by creating a platform for the relevant stakeholders in the North West province and to engage with Members of Provincial Legislature and the Executive on issues of agriculture as a significant contributor to the provincial economy. Furthermore it is to promote an understanding of climate change and environmental population impact as a threat to food security and mobilize support for farmers, as well to look at available mechanism and technologies that can be used to reduce the impact.

Agriculture is a complex activity in which the growth of crops and livestock have to be balanced perfectly. The process of agricultural pollution stems from the many stages its growth goes through. Poor land management also leads to an irreversible decline in soil fertility. Profound land management is crucial for keeping agricultural pollution to a minimum level. Therefore, farmers should have the awareness of how their actions can impact the environment pollution.

The MEC and HOD of the Department of Agriculture; Farmers Forums; Women in agriculture; Agricultural SMMEs; District Directors of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Land Reform and Rural Development will form part of the event.

The event will be streamed live in the North West Provincial Legislature Facebook and other social media platforms such as YouTube Channel.

Source: Government of South Africa



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