Pieter & Tshepo
110 birthday thank yous from
Producing more on less really becomes an issue and with an ever-increasing populat
ion we need to find ways to produce bigger yields on less land. Water is also a scarce
resource as we’ve found out on Nation in Conversation @ Nampo Harvest Day 2019.
CEO of Water Shortage SA, Benoit Le Roy, said: “I am not an alarmist, but we have
a catastrophe second to none on our hands regarding water. Thus, to use resources
more effectively on less land is the future. And if you know that 60% of water is used
by agriculture, we must get farmers in another mindset regarding water.”
THE HISTORY OF THE POTATO
Agropa Handels GmbH in Germany
Potatoes date back at least 7 000 years.
During the 2019 Senwes #forthefarmers cam-
paign, where we focused on different com-
modities, we started with a red meat barbe-
que, followed by chicken, dairy products and
potatoes. During the potato leg we found out
more about the history of potatoes.
‶ What we know is that the potato
began in Peru, where it fed the Inca
empire and residents of the Andean
Altiplano going back at least 7 000
years. The region still has the highest
potato diversity in the world, and even
has an ancient method for freeze-dry-
ing spuds, which are then called
chunos, in the cold air of high-altitude
In the previous Senwes Scenario edition a
number of agri-companies congratulated
Senwes on its 110th birthday. Thank you
very much to all advertisers and valued
A special thank you to advertisers who
congratulated Senwes in their own ad-
vertisements, such as Coopers, Dekalb,
John Deere, Lawen Star, Omnia, Pannar,
Peritum Agri Instituut, Premier, Santam,
Voermol and internal Senwes divisions.
Your messages really touched us - from
congratulatory messages to references to
our reliable service, and the fact that we
are all partners. We would also like to con-
gratulate each one of you celebrating your
You were in 9 500 printed copies and re-
ceived free coverage in our online editions.
Agri SA Head: Natural Resources
Agri SA launched a legal action relating to
shale gas in the Pretoria High Court against
the granting of environmental authorisation
and exploration rights for shale gas to Rhino
Oil & Gas.
‶ Without the necessary satisfactory
define you...what you do with it and information regarding the availability
and treatment of water to maintain
a hydraulic fracking and shale gas
industry in South Africa, Agri SA
cannot support the government's
apparent appetite for a gas indus-
try in this country. South Africa is a
country where water is a very scarce
resource. Agri SA is of the opinion
that the government is not nearly
careful enough when it comes to the
possible impact of shale gas explo-
about it, is who you are. ration.
Senwes Group CEO
During the Hinterland branch managers’
conference held in Parys.
‶ Your circumstances in life, your
gender, race...these things don't
‶ Agbiz specifically welcomes the amalgamation of the Ministry of Agriculture with the Ministry of Rural Development and
Land Reform, and with the appointment of Ms Thoko Didiza as the new Minister to lead the executive in this portfolio. ″
– JOHN PURCHASE – CEO Agbiz • On the new cabinet announced by Pres Cyril Ramaphosa.
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