Nedbank eager to drive agri-sector dialogue through Nation in Conversation at Nampo

Nation in Conversation is a critical dialogue forum on the major agriculture issues at Nampo which kicked off with a press launch in Klerksdorp, North-West, on Monday 15 May. The 51st Nampo exhibition runs from Tuesday 16 May to Friday 19 May in Bothaville, Free State, with Nedbank continuing its sponsorship of the key agriculture dialogue.
Farming is the lifeblood of the South African economy and Nedbank takes seriously and understands the roles undertaken by both producers as well as the secondary agricultural business community. Nation in Conversation is regarded as the “voice” of the producer and its key partners in the agricultural food chain.
‘We are committed to providing key support and advisory and business services to all players in the agri-space. This through sharing our financial agri-expertise and playing a role in advancing profitable, sustainable practices throughout the agricultural production and consumption value chain,’ said Herman de Kock, Nedbank Business Banking Head of Sales.
Land Reform, successful transformation initiatives and a special youth programme are some of the topics on the agenda at Nation in Conversation. Other pertinent issues scheduled to be discussed include the effect of illegal land grabs and occupation, land restitution without compensation, finance, labour, diversification and financial planning.
Many of these crucial conversations come against the backdrop of the implications of the recent credit rating downgrades, lingering effects of the drought in 2016 and on-going challenges relating to water and food security, climate change and future trends in agriculture.
‘In line with our new brand promise encouraging clients to ‘See Money Differently’, platforms such as Nation in Conversation are key to ensure that we devise informed and sustainable solutions to address the challenges facing the agri-sector,’ De Kock added.

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